The inspiration for 'How to
Change the World for Girls' originates in Girl Scouts, specifically the service
project that Sophia chose to fulfill for her Gold Award. She traveled to
Tanzania in June 2021 to implement a project, “Books and Bikes for Africa”, that
she had been working on for two years. She focused on the lack of access to
education and transportation in Africa, and the lack of awareness in her own
community of global issues. She collected over 200 books, created a library in
a school in Tanzania that had none, and remodeled the school constructing new
desks, bookshelves, and windows. Additionally, at another school, she educated
teenage girls on menstrual health and provided them with reusable pads. Her
project also donated books to that school to start their own library.
She learned from her Gold Award
that she wanted to narrow her target audience to girls, broaden her
geographical scale, and address issues beyond books and bikes such as
independence, reproductive health, and leadership. Thus, she decided to focus
on the ways in which she could give girls the opportunities to succeed in the
world despite their gender.
Sophia’s project is driven by
the mission to provide girls with the tools necessary to become independent,
successful leaders in society. The CORE Foundation supports her efforts and is
helping Sophia embark on her journey to build a team of leaders and volunteers
to enact positive change for girls around the globe. Girls are met with
countless barriers globally, restricted in opportunities because of their
gender. Change the World for Girls project believes that through education on
girls can surpass these
boundaries and develop into strong, influential leaders that can change the
Please join Change the World for Girls in helping us carry out our mission by making a tax-deductible donation now.
Change the World for Girls is a fiscally sponsored CORE Cause by the CORE Foundation EIN # 20-5997764. Donations are tax-deductible to the furthest extent of the law.