Educate and Inspire 100 Underserved Nigerian Girls

by Girl Child Art Foundation(GCAF)


Girl Child Art Foundation(GCAF) youth centre plans to provide free training programs for underserved girls who do not have access to learning computer skills and opportunity to develop their talents in music, visual arts, and photography . The centre will also provide free internet access for learning and networking, career Counseling and psychosocial support.

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According to the Central Bank of Nigeria the gender gap in literacy rate at the rural level between boys and girls was 25% percent in favor of the boys overall. Over 25% of girls drop out of schools as parents prefer to train a boy to a girl. Although, some families are more enlightened now, the disparity between the girls and boys getting formal education or out of school classes is very high leading to social vices like early marriage, prostitution, robbery, rape, and the spread of HIV.


GCAF youth centre provides free professional training classes on computer skills, design, painting, photography and dance. The girls are trained on career skills like leadership, problem solving and team work. The impact that GCAF youth centre can have on girls starts in their day-to-day lives, helps them achieve success during their secondary school years, and empowers them to dream big as they find their future. The girls are taught to use their new skills as a source of livelihood.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate and inspire 100 girls, allowing them to rise out of poverty, which will provide for their families' health, livelihood and well-being.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


African Social entrepreneur of the year 2008
PEPFAR media project on HIV/​AIDS 2005
The power of edutainment to address HIV/​AIDS
Girl Child Art Foundation Facebook Fan page

Organization Information

Girl Child Art Foundation(GCAF)

Location: Awka - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Adaobi Onyejike Ananaba
Awka, Anambra State Nigeria
$7,258 raised of $40,000 goal
82 donations
$32,742 to go
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