Let Girls Read Run Grow
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We’re in this together. These girls are our girls. They are us. They each have the spark of something extraordinary inside and their fate is very much our responsibility.
— Jesse Catir

Let Girls Read, Run, Grow is an initiative working to support the development of African adolescent girls through education, athletics and entrepreneurship. Globally, girls face many challenges that can deter their access to education and opportunities to grow beyond their circumstances. Through forces beyond their control, many lack the support needed to thrive.

We know that educating girls transforms families, communities and generations. When girls participate in athletics, they lead healthier lives both physically and mentally.  Entrepreneurship through farming, the girls gain the skills and knowledge to break the cycle of poverty and strengthen their communities.

It’s time to help these girls Grow.


“If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is women.”

— Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Our Impact


Let Girls Read, Run Grow, is employing a 3-pronged approach to enhance the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels. By creating an enabling environment for education, developing self-esteem and discipline through athletics, teaching entrepreneurship and self-sustenance through agriculture, we equip girls to make important contributions to themselves and communities.

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