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As the popular song goes, girls just want to have fun but that’s not all they really want.
In some parts of the world, girls want a fair chance at an education, or equality.
So, this past weekend, Cayman’s “Girl brigade” held a fundraiser for their “Hope Fund.”
By turning a boring old parking lot into a playground, the brigade raised money to continue their charity work with “Girl Brigades” all over the world.

“Now we are so blessed in Cayman that girls are treated equally to that of our peers, however unfortunately, in some other parts of the world, girls are not so fortunate, so the girls for hope fund actually helps girls to learn life skills and help them so they are not suppressed in this environment. So the hope is that every girl will have an equal opportunity in the world,” said Melanie Ebanks Jackson, a Captain of Girls Brigade.

The Hope Fund provides scholarships to further their education.
“Girls Brigade” is a christian, inter-denominational group for young women ages five to 19.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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