The @MalalaFund's digital publication Assembly asked girls around the world what they want to be when they grow up —then they teamed up with illustrator @tmuis to put these dreams into pictures. The results are pretty special. Hit the link in our bio to see more.
“No one can do it alone. Collaboration is key to driving action and awareness.” Excited to be at #CSW63, where our Executive Director Tiffany Drake and leaders from @AsanteAfrica and @ProcterGamble shared ideas on how nonprofits and private sector organizations can work together to create change for girls. If you’re a grassroots leader or know one who might be interested, hit the link in our bio to sign up for the Global Girls Alliance Network to watch the full session.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! We have some exciting news to share: thanks to your support, we’ve met our initial goal and fully funded the first five projects featured on the Global Girls Alliance Fund. Thousands of people from nearly 30 different countries around the world have come together to show their support for adolescent girls and the grassroots organizations working to empower them through education. This is just the beginning. Today we are excited to announce the addition of 10 new projects that support adolescent girls' education around the world. From building a new education center in Peru to providing scholarships for girls in Malawi, this next round of projects is sure to make a lasting impact. And there's a new way to get involved: now you can join teams for specific projects to help them meet their fundraising goals. Celebrate today by making a donation for International Women's Day, signing up for a team, or by sharing your favorite project. Head over to gofundme.com/GlobalGirlsAlliance to take action for adolescent girls around the world. #IWD2019
"Role models are essential to our work because they show other girls what is possible." @GirlUpUganda’s Big Sisters Network is helping young women like Aisha become mentors in their communities. Aisha says that working with Coach Joan has helped her build her own leadership skills and taught her how to share those skills with other girls. Learn more about how the Big Sisters Network supports girls like Aisha by clicking the link in our bio. 💕
Dr. Urvashi Sahni, founder of the Study Hall Educational Foundation in India, says her 2019 resolution is to “support more girls than ever to receive an empowering education. I want to show people how much the world can change when girls have the chance to go to school and learn that they are equal and deserve respect.” Hit the link in our bio to learn more.
2019 is around the corner. Monica Nyiraguhabwa, founder of @GirlUpUganda says her New Year's resolution is “to mentor girls to achieve their full potential." She needs our support. Click the link in our bio to help Girl Up Uganda fund their Big Sisters program today.
Cooperative for Education is working to keep 1,000 girls in school in Guatemala each year. These girls have so much talent and potential—like Emileyda, who loves to learn but doesn’t have electricity in her home so does her homework at a neighbor’s house at night. Or like Elda, who dreams of becoming a teacher but who will have to leave school to work in the fields with her father if she doesn’t receive a scholarship. CoEd is working to help these girls and many others to stay in school. Check out the link in our bio to learn more and to contribute however you can.
CRECCOM works in Malawi to reduce child marriage and to keep adolescent girls in school. As founder Madalo Samati has said, "When you invest in one girl, you invest in her entire community." Hit the link in our bio to support their work this holiday season—and share why you did in the comments. #GlobalGirlsAlliance
This holiday season, we hope you’ll consider giving to projects around the world that support adolescent girls’ education—like @Camfed’s project in Ghana, which will help 300 girls to stay in school. They’re over halfway to their fundraising goal. Hit the link in our bio to help them raise the rest.
Double your impact this #GivingTuesday. @ProcterGamble with support from @Always_brand is matching donations to the Global Girls Alliance Fund on @GoFundMe to support grassroots girls' education projects around the world for a total contribution of $250,000. Support these projects today: gofundme.com/globalgirlsalliancefund.
Kiran Sahu works in five homes to support her mother and five sisters. She thought her chance for an education was over—until she found the Prerna Girls School. “Now I am proud to say that I’m the most educated person in my family.” #ObamaSummit
“We all come from different countries but we share the same goal: a world where every girl can go to school.” @iisuperwomanii and our Global Girls Alliance panelists led a conversation about the importance of adolescent girls’ education—and how change happens one girl, one school, and one community at a time.
Here we go! We’re LIVE at the #ObamaSummit. Tune in at Obama.org to see Laxmi Nishad, Kiran Sahu, and Dr. Urvashi Sahni share their stories about adolescent girls’ education in India and their dream of a world where every girl can go to school.
This week, we'll be in Chicago for the #ObamaSummit to share stories from a few of the leaders we're working with who are supporting adolescent girls' education around the world. We know their stories will inspire you as much as they inspire us. Head over to obama.org to sign up for the livestream.
An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country. Hit the link in our bio to find ways to take action for adolescent girls’ education around the world.
Eliakunda Kaaya grew up in Tanzania as the youngest of nine children. Again and again, the people in her life told her that educating girls was a waste of time. But Eliakunda was determined. She became the first woman in her family to complete secondary school, and last year she earned her degree in sociology. Today, Eliakunda works with @shesthefirst to raise awareness among parents in her community about the importance of sending their daughters to school. We are proud to shine a light on her work.
When girls have the opportunity to receive an education, we all benefit. Tag a friend who knows the future of our world is only as bright as our girls and help us spread the word!