Worldwide, 65 million girls are unable to go to school. From a young age, they are stripped of the choices available to boys and put at a disadvantage for the rest of their lives. Every day, girls around the world are taken out of school, married or made mothers far too young, and subjected to violence in their communities. An education can put a stop to this and help unlock the cycle of poverty.
From 2014-2016, CBRE’s EMEA business, in partnership with Plan International and the UK Department for International Development helped 21,060 girls in Sierra Leone to access education and survive the Ebola epidemic. Furthermore, we improved the quality of education for 135,000 children in 720 schools.
Through company donations and the amazing fundraising efforts of our 22,000 staff, we have raised over £1 million, transforming the lives of girls and their families in 5 of Sierra Leone’s poorest communities. We will secure the legacy of our commitment to Sierra Leone by supporting 485 of these young women to become teachers, securing their livelihoods and inspiring girls for generations to come.