ABOUT TAILORED FOR EDUCATION
Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens.
The Right to Education, UNESCO
Tailored for Education was founded in the Spring of 2011 by two friends who love children and saw a seemingly “easy” fix to a big problem. We believe that every child has the right to receive an education and a uniform should not stand in their way. All of the uniforms we provide also help create jobs for the local economies. We want to leave the communities of the children we help in a better place: more jobs and more children in school. Our goal is simple and would not be attainable without the help of our amazing donors. They encourage, inspire and believe in us and we are eternally grateful.
President and Co-Founder
About Megan & Jess
Megan and Jess became fast friends in 2008 when they started working together at an investment firm. Their career paths took them to graduate school at Boston College and upon finishing they started looking for a new project – one that would help others.
In the spring of 2011 a friend of Megan’s casually mentioned the need for school uniforms in many developing countries. As someone who loves children and sews as a hobby, the desire to help solve this problem was instinctive. After alerting Jess, a new mom who has always worked with children, to the problem many families face, she was immediately on board. Within a few short days, schools in need were identified, and with that validation we began to build Tailored for Education.
As women who wore uniforms in school, we understand the positive effects proper school attire can have. It will impart a sense of self-worth and importance, traits that will likely lead these children to value their education even more and strive to have these opportunities available for their own children. In addition, children who receive an education have a much higher chance of breaking the preexisting poverty cycle prevalent in many developing countries today.
Vice President and Co-Founder