In 2004, Susan Hughes founded the Baby Girl Project – a non-profit located in Richmond, Virginia. Susan currently serves as President on the Baby Girl Project’s Board of Directors.
Each fall and spring, she produces one of the largest Psychic Festivals in central Virginia. Over 50 readers and healers donate their time and services for a two-day fundraising event. All net proceeds go to support school building efforts in the Masai Mara region of Kenya, Africa.
The goal of the Baby Girl Project is to provide an education for children, especially girls, who would otherwise not receive an education in this remote part of the world. The Baby Girl Project is a Champion partner with WE (formally named Free the Children), an organization of children helping children based in Toronto, Canada. Oprah’s Angel Network, Adobe Foundation, MTV, Degrassi and many others also share in this very special partnership with Free the Children.
To date, the Baby Girl Project has raised over $498,450 and has funded the building of 42 schools, 1 library and 1 clean water project. The Baby Girl Project also contributed $8,000 to the 2011 famine relief efforts in the Masai Mara region of Kenya, Africa. In addition to building schools, the Baby Girl Project provides health kits, books, school supplies, uniforms, and teacher salaries to this region of Africa.
To learn more, check out this CBS interview with the BGP’s founder and President, Susan Hughes.