Maiden: Empowering through education

Published on June 2nd, 2022

Maiden, a Global Ambassador the Empowerment of Girls through Education, sailed into New York on June 1, 2022 and was meet by a flotilla of boats at the iconic Statue of Liberty at around 1700hrs and escorted in to One 15 Brooklyn Marina. Maiden’s mission is to work with, raise funds for, and support communities to enable girls into education and empower and support them to remain through their teenage years to reach their full potential and create better futures.

In New York for the month of June, Maiden will be host to visits by children from schools, various girls’ organizations and charities; the crew will also participate in STEM events with sailing clubs and there will also be boat tours, fundraising events as well as a screening of the award winning documentary ‘Maiden’ to be held at Pier 17, South Street Seaport Museum on June 13.

Maiden and her new crew will build on the successes of the previous World Tour, raising awareness and funds for girls’ educational projects around the world and changing the narrative around what a girl can achieve. Engaging with school children, charities, outreach programs and organizations that are committed to inspiring and empowering girls through education with a particular focus on STEM.

Never has the education of girls been so important; over 130 million girls are not in education and after the pandemic and conflict around the world, it is estimated that an additional 11million girls will not return to school or be able to access distance learning opportunities. This will impact the most vulnerable girls throughout the world, impacting their lives now and in the future.

Maiden’s vision is a world where every girl has access to 12 years of quality education; equipping them to choose their future and fulfill their dreams. Maiden began the new three year world tour in Dubai in December; to date she has made her way through the Suez Canal with a stop in Palma, Majorca for final preparations for the Trans- Atlantic crossing; arriving in Miami at the end of April 2021 and then sailing the East Coast with stopover hubs in Miami, Charleston, Annapolis, Nauticus, New York, Kingston, Long Island, Saint John (Canada) and back to Newport.

In October 2022 Maiden will sail to the Azores and on to Dakar and finishing the first year of the world tour at sea between stopovers from Cape Town to Maputo, Mozambique.

Full schedule of events and activities in New York

Source: The Maiden Factor

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