10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Sara Bowers Posada will Speak at AUDACIA
Sara Bowers Posada has worked on education and child protection since 1998 in countries including Zimbabwe, Uganda, Guatemala, India, the United States, and Afghanistan. She is currently a Portfolio Manager at the Nike Foundation, funding programs that empower adolescent girls worldwide. She spearheads Nike Foundation’s education and legal rights investments and works closely with partners such as Save the Children, Landesa, Synergos, and Equality Now. Sara also leads the Learning Action Network grant portfolio, which promotes more and better girl-focused programs among key Foundation partners.
Before joining the Nike Foundation, Sara designed and implemented education programs in South Asia with Catholic Relief Services. Chief among these programs was the PACE-A community-based education program in Afghanistan, which worked with both remote communities and the Ministry of Education to create locally-led, government-recognized schools to provide rural children and adolescent girls access to education for the very first time.
Sara holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in government from Wesleyan University.