We believe that being in business is only worthwhile if there is an opportunity to give back. That’s why we are so proud to regularly support two very worthy causes – One Girl and UN Women.
We proudly support One Girl, an incredible charity that believes every girl on the planet has the right to an education. Since they began in October 2009, One Girl has provided 200 education scholarships to girls living in Sierra Leone, West Africa – one of the worst places on earth to be born a girl. They’ve also given 1,200 women and girls access to sanitary pads, and worked to rehabilitate schools that were destroyed during the war. One Girl says; “When you educate a girl, she can change her world.” Beautiful.
It’s our pleasure and privilege to fund the education of 50 (yep, that really is fifty) girls in Sierra Leone. It’s an incredibly rewarding thing to know, that because of Barre Body, 50 girls who would not have had the opportunity to go to school are now getting an education that will change their lives.
UN Women is an organisation we care so deeply about, and are so delighted to be partnering with on a long-term basis. Working across the globe as a global champion for women and girls, they are passionate about the fact that empowerment of a women leads to an empowered community.
Barre Body began partnering with UN Women after our founders were deeply moved by the Syrian refugee crisis, and as a company, made a pledge to do whatever we can to support, by donating $15,000 annually to a charity working in the area. After much searching, many conversations and lots of thinking – we were so honoured to announce that our annual pledge would be made to UN Women. Check out our blog for more information on the great work they’re doing.