Our business is only as sustainable as the communities we operate in and we believe that by investing in women, we’ll spur economic growth and encourage sustainable development.
It’s shocking to think that women do 66% of the world’s work, but earn only earn 10% of the world’s income. Our 5by20 initiative aims to help redress the balance.
5by20 is a project with the UK Department for International Development that aims sets out to to improve the educational and economic opportunities for more than 10,000 girls and young women in Nigeria.
Through ENGINE, (Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises),Through ENGINE, we are helping to set up more than 170 learning spaces where teenage girls can learn and train in new skills.
Thousands of young women will have the chance to access after-school tutoring and support, helping to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
As well as girls already in the school system, we’re enrolling more than 12,000 out-of-school girls, giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses and seize opportunities.
“Research has shown that girls with an education have healthier children and reinvest 90% of income in their family and their community,” explains Justine Greening, the UK International Development Secretary.
We are helping girls realise their full potential and ultimately build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.