emPOWERgirls Story: The ripple effect of educating one girl will be seen and heard for many generations

June 24, 2021

In our ’emPOWERgirls Stories’ we highlight the power women in UWC Maastricht’s community. This week you can read about Kate Doyle, who is director of our Secondary School.

“Having worked in South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini (former Swaziland), as well as at two United World Colleges, I have witnessed the direct impact that educating girls & empowering women can have on a whole society. Educating one girl does not just affect her individually. Her education & empowerment can have a direct influence on other girls in her area; can allow for women’s voices to become part of decision making in society & can change future generations. The ripple effect of educating one girl will be seen & heard for many generations. It is that powerful. 

One of the highlights of my career to date was being a founder member of Brave Girl. This fantastic initiative continues in the Kingdom of Eswatini & is one that I would love to see grow in other parts of the world. I am thrilled to be a supporter of Empowering MENA (brave!) girls via UWC Education.”


Kate Doyle (South Africa) | UWC Maastricht, Director of Secondary

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