60 million Girls

  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • N Network


60 million girls is a Montreal-based public foundation dedicated to girls´ education in developing countries. Wanda Bedard, 60 million girls´ founder and president, established the charity in 2006 to address a glaring need: 60 million primary-aged girls the world were out of school, more than half the global total at the time. 60 million girls objective is to support at least two major education-related projects in developing countries every year. Their aim is to reduce gender disparity in schools by ensuring at least half of the students impacted by each project are girls. The Foundation also places huge importance on finding innovative solutions to improve the quality of education/learning outcomes and the problem of out-of-school children.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


60 million Girls

Headquarters location(s)

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Office location(s)

  • Canada


60 million Girls

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Finland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Liberia
  • Nauru
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Republic of Tanzania

Projects Back to Top