One Amazing Girl
Local student Shelby-Lea Grech is an Ambassador for One Girl, with a passion for helping those in need. The community came together earlier this month and helped support her ‘One Girl’ Education Gala, a fundraising gala night held at Glenmore Park High School.
One Girl are a non-profit organisation based in Australia that help with providing education for girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. All donations at the fundraising gala night went towards assisting the organisation.
“I have been a One Girl Ambassador for a year now. I chose to organise a fundraising gala at my school because it allowed me to have a wide range of guests and members of the community present to raise funds for One Girl, in a way that spread awareness and educated others of the conditions in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The gala helped raise funds alongside other fundraising I took part in. The evening included a speech I gave, providing information about One Girl, musical performances from students at Glenmore Park High School, a raffle and silent auction, and a light supper” explained Shelby-Lea.
The community can support her Do It In A Dress page at https://www.doitinadress.com/shelby-lea-grech by making a donation. Every donation counts towards making a change for the girls of these countries. For every $300 raised, this is enough to educate a girl for a year and supply her with everything she requires to attend school.
“After I complete my studies, I hope to attend university to eventually work as a psychologist. I would like to continue to contribute to the world where I can and help make a change through humanitarian work with organisations such as One Girl. This holds major importance in my life and is such a rewarding feeling when you know you’re making a change in someone’s life” ended Shelby-Lea.
One Girl Ambassador Shelby-Lea Grech | Image Supplied