We have sponsored the education of 40 Guinean girls since 2008 at the Ecole Primaire de Tombo II through the Better Schools Project. To offset high school costs and improve attendance, we provided school supplies (uniforms, notebooks, pens and backpacks), toys, personal hygiene products and small stipends to our sponsored girls. We also sponsored school fees for select students who faced considerable hardship and were at risk.
We built a water site at the Ecole Primaire de Tombo II that benefited 1630 students, their teachers, and the surrounding community. We renovated classrooms at the Ecole Primaire de Abdoulaye N’diaye. The renovation included fixing broken floors, painting classrooms and renovating blackboards. We also donated bags of cements and other construction tools to the community of Kamba to support their effort of building a school. We donated toys and supplies to students at the school and at Ecole Primaire Banlieue as part of our toys drive.
Our young supporter Paloma Claire Figueroa donated toys and story books which we donated to the 2 Octobre school in Conakry to help children in need. We also donated school supplies to a struggling public school in Dakar, Senegal.
Break The Silence Week (Feb 6th to 12th) is a week dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to end end female genital mutilation (FGM). It is a fun week with a serious message, a week when people “activate” to shine a spotlight on FGM. Throughout this past week, we’ve engaged with activists and organizations worldwide that are working tirelessly with a common goal to end FGM by 2030. Here is a highlight of some of the individuals and organizations.
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, and cofounder Aissata M.B. Camara spoke at the opening of FGM: 68 Million Girls At Risk Exhibition, a photography display that sheds the light on this harmful practice in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and cohosted by Dysturb.
NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 6, 2019—There Is No Limit Foundation Co-Founders, Aissata M.B. Camara, and Mariama Petrolawicz, marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation today, by announcing the start of the second annual Break The Silence Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and driving action to end FGM.
Today’s the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism. From today till December 10, we will be highlighting stories, facts, and activities to end gender-based violence. For Day 1, we want to share a story from our co-Founder, Aissata M.B. Camara
There Is No Limit Foundation, a survivor-led non-profit organization and member of the US End FGM Network, is deeply concerned and alarmed by the decision of United States District Judge Bernard Friedman to dismiss charges in Michigan against the individuals—including two doctors— accused of subjecting nine girls to female genital mutilation (FGM.) We demand the appeal of this decision by the United States government in order to ensure the safety of over 500,000 women and girls at risk in the U.S.
2017 has been a year of building, resilience, and courage. We are so grateful to be on this journey together with you – thank you! We look forward to changing more lives with you in 2018!
We are thrilled to launch our campaign to raise awareness about ending FGM and to shed light on the plight of the more than 200 million women and girls who have been cut.
Happy Day of the Girl! During my trip to Guinea, I had the opportunity to interact with many girls. We spoke about their goals, visions, and fears.
I have a universal question: Do women’s lives really matter?
The answer to this question depends on where you are in the world. If you are in the Republic of Guinea, no, women’s lives do not matter. If you are the husband, child, or the family member of Salematou Camara, women’s lives do not matter. If you are Salematou Camara, your life really does not matter.
Aissata Camara, an NYU Wagner alumni and co-founder of the There is No Limit Foundation explained to participants at the hackathon that SMS was the best technology to use. “When there is a problem many peoples’ first instinct at these events is to create an app,” she said. “I was able to give [participants] the cultural context so they could understand [that] certain things wouldn’t work. I helped them realize the best technology is SMS technology.”
We are working in Guinea and the U.S. to end FGM by empowering community members, especially young people.
We provide poor and ultra-poor people access to clean water and latrines.
We promote the economic independence of ultra-poor individuals, specifically women and children.
We provide access to quality education in order to increase the enrollment and retention of students, especially girls.
We donate medical supplies and equipments to hospitals in developing countries.
We provide interest free business loans to entrepreneurs (especially women) in order to boost their income.
We help women tie-dyers generate income by providing them with the tools, skills, and market they need.
We promote the education of poor and ultra-poor children by working with parents, students and teachers.
We promote health and sanitation in the poorest communities by mobilizing local resources.