Little Sisters Fund
“We know that there is no tool for development more powerful than the education of girls and the empowerment of women.”
Kofi Annan, 2003
Anthony S Casey is also a member of the Little Sisters Fund, an organization dedicated to providing life-changing educational services to girls in the underprivileged regions of Asia. By providing long-term support, they can help end forced Child Labor, Child Marriage, and Child Trafficking. Programs include Individual Sponsorship (ISP), School Scholarships (SSP), and more. In the ISP, Little Sisters write their sponsor monthly while $3,500 covers her complete education including 10 years of tuition, books, supplies, and uniform.
2015 was an especially difficult year in Nepal. In April and May, earthquakes and continuous aftershocks, devastated the country. Paired with political unrest and dissatisfaction stemming from the new constitution, the work of Usha, Ramesh and Yashoda in past months is particularly impressive. The Little Sisters Fund currently supports over 1,900 Little Sisters with long-term scholarships.
By training and performing in triathlons, Anthony S Casey and his team fundraise for this great organization.
Anthony has been an active donor since 2007. This past year, 2015, was by almost any measure, the most difficult twelve months of Little Sisters Fund’s 18-year history.
Despite the earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks, political unrest, and fuel crisis, the group accomplished a great deal in 2015.
A few highlights include:
- 350+ new Little Sisters. This brings the total number of girls currently receiving support to about 2,000.
- 97% pass rate on the School Leaving Certificate exam. More than double the national rate!
- A rapid, multi-faceted earthquake response effort, which reached more than 5,000 people in need.
- New programs and partnerships
Anthony S Casey is proud to make such fantastic changes possible. With hope for the future, the work moving forward is as much part of those who donate as the organization’s efforts itself.
For more information, be sure to check out the Little Sisters Fund website.