Because I am a Girl
www.becauseIamagirl.ca
   
Kids Kottage Foundation
www.kidskottage.org
 
             
     
     
     
Jenn Heil
Girls Camp
     
 

A place that you recently travelled to was Burkina Faso. Tell me about that trip and your involvement in it?
I had the opportunity to travel to Burkina Faso in West Africa with Plan International as an ambassador to the Because I am a Girl program. I witnessed how as in many other underdeveloped countries girls often have fewer opportunities and are the last to go to school in their families. As a Canadian woman, I found this sad reality difficult to accept. But things are slowly changing. I visited classrooms filled with girls who would not otherwise be there without scholarships from Plan International.

There are a lot of cool things happening at Plan Canada right now to support girl’s rights around the world. Check it out at www.becauseiamagirl.ca