During a three-month volunteer trip working at a school in Kenya, Lauren Shuttleworth discovered the difficulties facing the education of young girls. She even paid a year’s tuition for a girl to continue her education; however, Shuttleworth feared for the following years’ payments and the academic struggles of other students. After returning to Australia, she decided to start her own company, an eco-friendly stationery enterprise called Words with Heart, which donates a portion of each sale to education projects in developing countries. As of last October, Words with Heart funded 100,000 days of education for girls through the sale of its stationery, wrapping paper, notebooks, and custom prints.
For Further Reading
Learn more about the foundation of Lauren Shuttleworth’s business here.
Have you ever taken a volunteer trip? What did you learn from the experience?
Help fund girls’ education with a purchase from Words with Heart.