♦ CANADA’S WORLD VISION – www.worldvision.ca
In 2016, Meghan travelled to Rwanda as a Global Ambassador for World Vision. She was able to see firsthand the impact that clean water has on the lives of children and communities in Africa. As part of her humanitarian work in Rwanda, Meghan visited the Kabeza Borehole. It was built by World Vision in 2013, and continues to bring clean water to 1000 people from nearby communities.
Meghan also visited the Mbandazi primary school, where World Vision has built water wells and latrines to benefit 1600 students. While visiting the primary school, Meghan taught students to paint with watercolours using water from a newly installed pipeline in their community. Meghan later brought the paintings back to Canada to share the student artists’ stories at a special World Water Day event called The Watercolour Project. In total, the event raised $15,000, which allowed World Vision to build a new source for water for an entire community.
♦ MYNA MAHILA FOUNDATION – www.mynamahila.com
In 2017, Meghan once again travelled as a World Vision Global Ambassador – this time, to India. Continuing to advocate strongly for gender equality, Meghan focused on bringing greater awareness to girls’ lack of access to education. She engaged with local activists and educators who focus on improving access to girls’ latrines, which has been a significant problem for 63 million teenage girls in India. Our Duchess even wrote an article about her experience in Mumbai for TIME Magazine.
Mina Mahila was part of the foundations chosen by the Duke & Duchess of Sussex during their wedding festivities. They encouraged people to donate to foundations close to their hearts rather than sending them gifts.
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♦ ONE YOUNG WORLD – www.oneyoungworld.com
The Duchess of Sussex was a Counsellor for One Young World, a UK based charity. In 2014, Meghan attended the One Young World Summit where she spoke about gender equality and modern day slavery. A subject she’s very passionate about since young age. Later, in 2016 she attended another Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
♦ UN WOMEN – www.unwomen.org
In 2015, Meghan gave an inspiring speech at the UN Women conference in New York City. In 2014 to 2017, she was an Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership for the women’s agency of the United Nations. In her speech, Meghan spoke about gender equality to defend women rights and to give them a voice.