The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana GEIG, provides girls including applicants with special needs beginning in junior secondary school, with the Accademic and financial Support needed to reach college and professional opportunities
This August, the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG, began its third year. When I began drafting a strategic plan in graduate school for the organization, I never thought we will be entering the beginning of the end of the pilot phase. We have come a long way on this journey.
We offer vacation classes, Internships, field trips, educative resources to girls including those with disabilities. We are putting a smile on the faces of these young achievers. Be a part of the movement
We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, you will help more female students in the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions of Ghana, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.
Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun. We’ll even give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. With your help we can ensure To transition twelve girls from junior and senior high school to higher education institutions.
Selected students for the program will be required to receive corrective classes and workshops, should there be a need, to ensure smooth academic transition to junior high school, JHS, Senior high school, SHS, and college/university in the junior and senior years of senior secondary school
Students will be required to hold membership and if possible, a leadership role in a campus club/organization or community. GEIG will facilitate leadership workshops and speaker series with young professionals and students will be matched with a mentor in JH1. Know More..
Following each academic year, students will be expected to obtain internship or volunteer experience to aid in their professional development
Internships and professional exposure is important to comprehensive education. Experience outside the classroom will expose students to critical elements of careers and professionalism, and develop sustainable life skills. Read More..
Barbara Gyasi is 13 years old in Junior High School 2 at the World Links Academy. A gifted student and aspiring doctor, Barbara’s father passed away about 4 years ago. As a result her mother who has limited physical ability because of a polio diagnosis struggles to support Barbara and her sister Tracy. In spite of her family’s situation Barbara often had to miss school for financial reason and to support her mother and sister. Barbara placed second in her class on her last terminal report.
Zakia Ali is a promising student and gifted athlete. Zakia placed 1st in the district track and field competition She placed 1st in the 4*1 race and 2nd in the 400 in the district. Her stellar performance earned her an award and helped Esreso D/A2 place 1st in the inter schools competition. Watch this video of her receiving her award,
Martha Frimpong is in JH2 at Esreso D/A 2 in the Ashanti region. Martha’s favorite subject is mathematics. She placed 1st out of 84 students. She wants to be a doctor in the future. Her mother sells cassava in the market and her father passed away when she was five. Martha was elected the senior girls prefect of her school for the 2015/2016 academic year,
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