A CAMPAIGNER returned to her old school this week to compare pupils’ ambitions to those of a similar class in Africa.
Georgina-Kate Adams, from Emsworth, asked 15-year-old girls at Portsmouth High questions about where they saw themselves in 15 years time.
Meanwhile, a class in Swaziland, including the 15-year-old girl Georgina-Kate sponsors, completed the same exercise.
The girls were asked to share their ambitions to mark the first international Day of the Girl, aiming to speak against gender bias and highlight the importance of girls’ education, particularly in the developing world.
Georgina-Kate, 25, undertook the exercise as part of her recently-founded fundraising project The Seed, Africa.
Launching officially at the end of the month, she hopes to raise £6,500 to help a Swazi girl become a doctor.
“It is now recognised that when you educate a girl in the developing world, her whole community benefits,” said Georgina-Kate.
“This is one of the most powerful ways to stop the cycle of poverty in its tracks.
“Day of the Girl is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness – and speaking to girls at my old school and in Swaziland clearly highlighted the differences in opportunity. By fundraising for one girl in Swaziland , The Seed, Africa aims to plant a seed to change the world.”