Girl Hero Spotlight

Mary Grace Henry

Girl heroes can turn little things into big things.

When she was 12 years old Mary Grace wanted to change life of an underprivileged girl by funding her education.  One of her favourite quotes is from Mother Teresa – ‘Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.’

So Mary Grace started small, really small – with a simple headband. She asked her parents for a sewing machine for her birthday, taught herself how to use it and began making headbands to sell at her school bookshop.

‘My advice is just to begin. When you see a need, act. Dream big, but start small, taking little steps.’

Watch what happened next –

Mary Grace started with the idea of helping one girl and has now helped over 100 girls, fully funding their education by providing three meals a day, textbooks, uniforms, shoes and school supplies for the length of their school life. That really is life-changing – for everyone.

‘I have changed as much as these girls have … they have given me inspiration to work harder in school.’


We love the headbands (and the names she gave them) that Mary Grace designed especially for the International Day of the Girl!

And it all started with one headband, one idea – and an open heart wanting to help.

Find out more at Mary Grace’s Foundation website Reverse the Course

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