The Collective Heart was initially founded by Debbie Ford in 2007. We honor the generous, kind, and courageous soul of Debbie Ford, who passed away February 17, 2013 after a brave struggle with cancer for more than a decade. Debbie was not only a courageous leader and advocate for children in need all around the world, she was our friend.

The departure of Debbie created a defining moment for The Collective Heart as it prompted our need to continue the mission independently as we fulfilled our role as a foundation. As a result, our team, our work and our commitment remains the same, as we have come together and defined a significant direction for The Collective Heart. Striving to fulfill the original vision of The Girl Power Project and transformational Education, we are continuing to create a better world for adolescent girls by empowering and fostering a future of hope through academic achievement.

We are committed to fulfilling, and continuing the mission Debbie started, in rural Uganda and in other communities across Africa, thus creating a ripple effect of sustainable positive change for generations to come.

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