To empower girls living in under-resourced communities to realize their potential and become confident, educated, self-sufficient, community-minded, and otherwise well-rounded leaders through the mentorship of women. We advance the United Nations Sustainability Goal #5: “The achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.”
Poor education, threats of violence, and discrimination in the labor market lead to lower societal value, less protection, poor health, lower-skilled jobs, unpaid work, and diminished opportunities and choices for girls.
Investing in girls is one of the most profitable investments any community and nation can make.
Educated, healthy, and equipped girls hold the key to solving many of the world’s most urgent challenges, including poverty reduction, gender inequality, lack of healthcare and economic opportunities, maternal and infant mortality, and many others.
The Trimm Foundation works within communities to dismantle barriers to education, social and economic advancement, and a life of health and independence. We offer a research-based program focused on cultivating, supporting, and mentoring girls in a way that helps them navigate challenges and become leaders of change in their spheres of influence.
There are 31 million girls of primary school age out of school.
Of these, 17 million are expected never to enter school.
There are 4 million more girls than boys out of school.
There are 5.5 million girls out of school in Nigeria, more than three million out of school in Pakistan, and more than a million out of school in Ethiopia.
OF 774 MILLION
Two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate people in the world are female.
Pregnancy‐ and childbirth‐related complications are the number one killers of girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide.
One in seven girls in developing countries is married before age 15; 38 percent are married before age 18.
Women and girls make up 80% of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually with the majority (79%) trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Approximately 100 to 140 million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation.