An important attribute of the Small Collective au magazine was having the opportunity to support a nonprofit. Here through our beautiful printer who is partnered with CARE Australia, we were able to make this happen. Through each print, a percentage of funds are donated to support a project run by CARE Australia, in Cambodia.
These Projects support girls from ethnic minorities through primary school. They also have projects in Nepal and Tanzania with two separate grassroots organisations. One funds skills training for women and the other provides education scholarships for girls in primary and high school. Previously they have also funded projects in Sierra Leone and Uganda, focusing on small business training and scholarships for girls in primary and high school.
Each print run measures our impact on ‘Education days’, so for every purchase, our printers let us know exactly how many days are helping to fund each project. Our Printers work closely with their charity partners to work out exactly (as close as possible) what an education day costs for each specific project, factoring in everything that is needed: school fees, uniforms, books, sanitary products, transport, etc. They do this because
its more powerful than using a percentage of profits, as the impact is very tangible for customers and clients.
One extra year of girls’ education can reduce infant mortality by 5–10%, and can reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases.
Providing a girl with one extra year of education beyond the average will boost her future wages by 20%.
A child born to an educated mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.
Educated girls and empowered women improve the lives of their families, their communities and their countries.
Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.unwomen.org
An estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 34 million girls of lower secondary school age were not enrolled in school in 2011. In Sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than 5% of girls complete secondary school. Some countries lose more than $1 billion per year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.