She’s the First sponsors hundreds of students in low-income countries across the globe.
From 16-year-old Preetha in India to 12-year-old Nayda in Peru, She’s the First gives girls the chance to become first in their families to graduate from secondary school. Meet a few representatives of the next generation of global leaders here.
Maheshwari comes from a family of quarry workers in rural India, none of whom completed schooling past the eighth grade. Watch as our 11-minute documentary follows her through her final week at school and her steps across the stage to receive the first high school diploma in her family.
She’s the first Scholar Sintayehu is a junior in Ethiopia. In this photo essay, she revisits the shantytown where she lived before permanently moving to the Selamta Family Project, our partner in Addis Ababa.
Have you ever woken up with a business idea that you just knew would change everything? Fatou has. This is her story – the story of what happens when you give a student the skills she needs in order to achieve her most audacious goals.