Aug 6, 2021

Education Funding is at a Critical Low!

Dear Girls’ Education for Brighter Futures Supporters,

It is estimated that up to 20 million of girls may not return to school because of the COVID-19 pandemic (closure of schools, rising poverty, etc.). Graduate Women International (GWI) continues working tirelessly to coordinate and manage advocacy projects and initiatives on local, national and international levels that focus on building education funding.

We encourage you to follow our social media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram because we organise GWI Fundraiser Friday. Every week we showcase meaningful projects and invite you to get involved. For instance, for Girls Education for a Brighter Future, if you donate 20$ USD, it will allow GWI to support girls’ education and lifeskills training to reduce poverty cycle; 50$USD will contribute to workshops to encourage girls to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). You can donate HERE.

Since 2015, GWI implemented successful projects in 14 countries and approximately 6 000 women were positively impacted. This has been possible thanks to your donations. Thus, funding Girls Education for Brighter Futures will continue this positive impact on girls’ educations. We will continue advocating for the safe and quality education.

Your support is truly changing not only the individual girls' lives but also entire nations. Our recurring donors are making a continuous impact and we are truly grateful for the ongoing support. If you are not yet a recurring donor, we warmly invite you to consider a monthly contribution. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. You can monthly donate HERE.

The need for funding education is critical and is at record-low levels in many countries. In September 2021, GlobalGiving will organise a five-day crowdfunding campaign, named Little by Little. The principle is the following: all eligible donations up to 50$ USD per unique donor per organisation will be matched at 50% for the duration of the campaign. This is an excellent opportunity to support our project Girls Education for Brighter Futures. Please watch for our links and social media posts.

Thank you for your support.

Jun 9, 2021

At GWI, education is our top priority.

At GWI, education is our top priority. Education gives people purpose, courage, and pride. It equips them with the essential knowledge and skills to flee poverty, fosters economic growth, and is the foundation for a sustainable future. 

The COVID 19 pandemic devastating effects consist of the ubiquity of violence and population displacement negatively impacting girls' education. Not deterred, GWI propelled its program Teachers for Rural Future in partnership with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, young women students will come from the Lira District of northern Uganda. This is an area identified by GWI and its Uganda Association of University Women where we can make positive impact for girls’ education and develop role models for other girls.

In recent years, due to the continued rebel violence, population displacement continues to negatively impact girl education.  Consequently, the Lira district, as many others in Uganda, suffers from a lack of women teachers which has a direct effect on girls attending school.  GWI strives to improve girls school attendance.

For 102 years, GWI has been a force for education in multiple countries; lately, we have been deeply involved in helping improve the education for girls in Uganda and enabling the region's rehabilitation through our programs. 

Thank you to all of our donors! Your invaluable support contributes to the success of the programme. Your support contributes to the tuition fees, accommodation, transportations, school supplies, etc., of young girls. As example, $25 monthly contributes to monthly stipend; $60 contributes to tuition costs for one girl at the university level. 

As an example of the impact of your contributions, GWI recently received this message from one of the girls you support, "I will always say thanks to GWI for the endless support and all the endeavours towards our studies in Makerere University".

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Apr 15, 2021

$25B Redirected from Education: Help is Needed

Dear Girls’ Education for Brighter Futures Supporters,

The World Bank in April 2021, reports that 265 million people are going hungry and 140 million are in extreme poverty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unprecedented challenges to the global community. Graduate Women International (GWI) continues working actively to coordinate and manage advocacy projects and initiatives on local, national and international levels that focus on building education back better.

The need for funding for education is critical. The International Development Association (World Bank) estimates that countries diverted $25 billion in resources that were planned for infrastructure, schools and education to COVID response for health care, health systems. Now, more than ever, donations are needed to revitalise education funds like the GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures programme.

GWI is humbled by the support received since the launch of the Girls Education for Brighter Futures Programme in December 2020.  Around the world and despite the current challenges, the various GWI projects continue to positively impact the lives of thousands of women and girls. These locally developed and operated projects address essential needs and build on the knowledge, skills and transformative power of GWI members in their local communities.

One example is in Mexico, through the “Empowering Women through Education” project, GWI members are organizing educational workshops to strengthen women’s awareness of their human rights and the various processes for the promotion of a violence-free life for all women and girls.

Another example is In Nepal, the “Empowerment in Community Schools in Tokha” project is directly contributing to the lessening of the digital gap between private and public schools in the Tokha municipality and is developing interactive learning behaviors through ICT-based knowledge sharing techniques in five community schools. A continuation of an existing project conducted successfully in 2018, this project is expected to raise the quality of education for 1500 students and their 50 teachers. This number is expected to grow exponentially to thousands through the positive impact it will have on the community as a whole and as the router will be used in the subsequent years for other cohorts of children.

We appreciate your donations and support. We need your donations and support.

 
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