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Sep 25, 2019

The power of education continues

We are in touch with our first batch of girls we trained in Lagos, Nigieria, and so many are soaring.  We recently started nominating young women in Nigieria for our mentorship programme.  Demi (name changed per GG policy), one of our mentees, is full of life and passion to succeed.

Now, 19, she is a home-based entrepreneur. Inspired by her Educate a Girl training, she started a small business selling scarfs. She enjoys painting them and making each scarf special.  Her friends and even strangers have started buying and they love her work, but she wants to grow this and reach more people. But how?  So, we connected her with a mentor.  Twice a month, they will speak for 2 hours and the mentor is teaching .Demi all about business plans, branding and scale. Most importantly, Angela - her mentor - is making Demi believe in herself and unlimited possibilities.

When you eduate a girl, it is never about one moment in time. An entire life changes.  Possiblities may even appear later. All from one opportunity.  And a chance made by possible by you. Thank you! 

Educate another girl today!

Sep 25, 2019

So close to our goal!

Thank you all for educating girls.

We are close to our goal of $3500 so very excited and hopeful.

We recently held a focus group of Turkish girls aged 14-17 and asked them about the biggest barriers they felt to success. They spoke of class distinctions and urban-rural differences. We were amazed how acutely they saw these are barriers to opportunities.  

As we dug deeper we found that opportunties were everywhere but that in certain areas of Turkey, girls were less encouraged to seize those opportunities and certainly not encouraged to work hard for them.  Motivational training and opening their hearts and minds to unlimited dreams and possibiities has emerged as a major important area we are including in our training.

Every girl deserves a change to not only succeed but to be told she has the right to want to soar.  Thank you for being part of this.

Sep 25, 2019

Now is the time

There is so much emphasis on educating youth and how an entire generation will change with such intervention. This is absolutely true and undoubtedly impactful. 

However, there is a definite need for those who are trying to turn around their lives. Whether through failed marriages, trying to support a child by themselves, or even just trying to work after years at home.

It's not easy and there is constant feedback from society that why couldn't you fit in.

Meet Farida. She's 38 years old and just became an empty nester. She has always loved textiles and fashion design and used to dream of becoming a fashion designer, but gave this all up when she got married at age 18.  These days, her husband has financial problems and now her in-laws are no longer discouraging her from working. In fact, she is being encouraged to. The challenge is she doesn't quite know how to begin. She is making clothes and selling from a tiny profit to her close circle of friends. She's hired a full time tailor and his cut is suiting all well.  But, how does she get new clients. How does she expand her breach and her income.  

That is where this training is so critical. It doesn't make sense in 2019 to only sell to 5 girlfriends.  Technology can bridge all gaps.  Farida wanted to learn how and this training is the bridge she needs to have her products reach more people.

Help us transform the lives of more women like Farida. Thank you!

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