All girls deserve the opportunity to inspire the world with their talents
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Providing marginalized girls living in rural areas of Vietnam, with time and space to play, create, and learn together, helping them to build their confidence, self-esteem, and the continued desire to learn.
Why Girls ?
We believe that empowering girls transcends borders and has a far-reaching impact on communities, societies, and the world at large.
By investing in girls' well-being and opportunities, we lay the foundation for a brighter and more equitable future for all.
Role models for future generations.
Increased household income
Improved maternal and child health outcomes.
A more equitable and inclusive society.
But What About Boys?
At this time our focus is on girls, with girls only classes, but as we work more in the communities, there is a great need to also teach boys, especially around gender equality. Young boys now need to be role models for the generations to follow. Because of this we have started to plan and fundraise to support a boys only art class to our programming, to provide mentoring and training.
What We Do
Hear My Voice Program
Building confidence and self-esteem through art and music.
Bikes for Girls Program
Giving bicycles to help girls travel to school.
Camps for ethnic minority girls and boys are a time to let lose and have fun with games, music and art!
In 2012, Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund was co-founded by Sara Nerone and her two daughters, Sophie and Phoebe, both born in Vietnam, and who joined Sara and her late husband, through adoption as young children. Read their story>
Meet Our Co-Founders
In 2019, Sophie and Phoebe who were featured on the Today Show celebrating International Day of the Girl.
We collaborate with local communities, the local Red Cross, and schools to identify girls living in rural areas who are need of a bicycle to travel to school, and we collaborate with ethnic minority schools and communities to support girl's education, through after-school programs in the arts and learning opportunities through tutoring support.
Together with partners at all levels, we tackle the needs of underserved girls, and their schools.
3,381 Girls have received a new bicycle and helmet (2023)
100 Ethnic Minority Girls are Tutored in Math, Chemistry,Physics, Literature and Language.
120 Girls take weekly Art or Music Classes.
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Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 45 - 5475561) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.A 501(C)3 organization