Becoming a BFF will be a step in bringing her world closer to ours through education.
There is so much value and power in education. But sadly girls are still more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom, despite the tremendous progress made over the past 20 years.
By putting your best foot forward and helping those who can't, you will bring her a step closer to all that she imagined. The stories below show how your support helps and changes the lives of so many.
Mama Vincent's Story
Mama Vincent lives in the urban slum of Kibera, Nairobi, with her five kids – including 11-year-old Vincent, who has severe autism.
Every day, Mama Vincent walks more than 3km with Vincent to the Mary Rice Centre that teaches kids with disabilities to give them the best possible chance in life.
Click on the video above to hear Mama Vincent's Story
From Kenya to Australia and Back Again
by Catherine Methu, BFF Ambassador
I was 21 when I arrived in Australia with $60 in my wallet. I was feeling very vulnerable being away from my family in a new country, a new culture and not knowing a single person!
Teen Girl Empowerment Program with Edmund Rice Camps, South Australia
The Teen Girls Activity Day aims to enhance the self – esteem of young girls, aged between 13 – 15 years of age, by building upon their ability to be confident, practice self – care and demonstrate resilience.
Callan Services, Papua New Guinea
Betty* who had not been able to see for many years, cried tears of joy upon receiving her glasses – now being able to see her grandchildren for the first time.
Saiho Community Based Rehabilitation Learning Centre, Papua New Guinea
After struggling for 19 years with a disability, no primary education and no one to provide her with emotional support, Sharon turned to the Edmund Rice Foundation Australia funded Saiho Community Based Rehabilitation Learning Centre for help.