In 2021, Hester Bly established Historymakers, an initiative in partnership with the Global Pathways School (GPS) in rural Chettipalayam in India, operated by Village Community Foundation, which is creating opportunities for over 500 children and their families to overcome systemic poverty and realise their full potential.   

Historymakers aims to help and empower women through education, mentorship, and skill-sharing.  Core to this initiative, is the Hester Bly Historymaker Scholarship, which provides University funding and mentoring support for a female student who is the first in her family to ever go to university. 

The initiative also supports young girls through online speaker seminars, useful “How To” toolkits, and creative problem-solving competitions for students to inspire, help build confidence and skills and help create opportunities.