Support Girls Education Now or Never

by Girls Education Mission International
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Support Girls Education Now or Never
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GEM Executive Director with TYDF CEO
GEM Executive Director with TYDF CEO

 Dear  supporters,

We are thrilled to inform you that Girls Education Mission International (GEM) and TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF) renewed their annual partnership to Five years. Speaking during the event, The Chief Executive Officer of the TYDF stated that the Foundation’s new strategic shift from an annual to a multi year partnership approach aimed at building long-lasting, impactful and sustainable partnerships.

While receiving the grant agreement today 10th February 2023 at Hilton Transcorp Hotel Abuja, the Executive Director of GEM Mrs. Keturah Shammah louds the Foundation’s effort in organizing the project inception meeting which according to the CEO of TYDF, was “an avenue for the Foundation and its partners to lay the groundwork for effective and efficient implementation of mutually conceptualized life-touching projects to reach over 3 million Nigerians in 5 years.

He stressed that “in view of the new strategy, the inception meeting was a vital onboarding process for grantees to imbibe the specifics and requirements for achieving the Foundation’s strategic goals and objectives for the 5-year period”

Within the past 4 years, GEM has partnered with TYDF to improve access to quality education most especially for girls in Plateau State through its “Girls Education Now Or Never”  and “Linking Teachers Welfare With Quality And Standard” projects. These projects has enabled GEM to provide scholarships, Sanitary Pad and mentorship to over 100 girls, trained over 200 teachers and education quality assurance officers and donated textbooks, whiteboard, markers and dusters to over 100 school across the 17 LGAs of Plateau.

The renewed long term partnership will scale the project to other states in the Northeast Nigeria where access to quality education most especially for girls is difficult. For the next five years, through the “Quality Education For Lifelong Learning” project, GEM will work to help ensure access to quality education in Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Borno States.

This is really a great milestone for ALL OF US. It is your believe in our mission and consitent support to our work  that has earned us this partnership which now results to nothing but a reward to the beneficiaries of our projects.

We don't take your support for granted. We remain committed to multiplying the impact  of your investment by being transparent and accontable  to you and our program beneficaries.

THANK YOU for believing in our Vision

THAK YOU for trusting us with your resources

THANK YOU for making our mission possible


With gratitude,

From all of us at Girls Education Mission International



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Dear Partners,

The year is quickly ending, and in the next couple of days, we will be ushering in the New Year, 2023. Before we wrap up the year, allow us to share with you some of our key highlights. Your support and contribution has been instrumental in bringing all these, and other initiatives, programs, and projects into fruition. We remain indebted to you and look forward to working together in the New Year.

2022 was a historic year for us at Girls Education Mission International, and it’s all thanks to you!

You believed in our mission from the get-go and trusted us with your resources. We hope you know that your support moved us steps closer to reaching our goal. Thank you for choosing to invest in our work.

Here’s a quick rundown of our 2022:

  • We have paid fees ranging from Junior Secondary exam, Joint Admission Matriculation and termly fees for 10 girls.
  • With support from TY Danjuma Foundation, we partnered with Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and had some of their University Lecturers who are experts in teaching profession trained 62 teachers and 6 supervisors of education from 60 primary and junior secondary schools across 5 Local Governments of Plateau State. The teachers were taught how to deliver effective curriculum and relevant content in the classroom towards ensuring quality education and better learning outcomes.
  • We have donated 2000 text and workbooks on English, Maths and Basic science to 60 schools.
  • We have distributed over 200 sanitary pads to schoolgirls in Plateau State.
  • Over 350 schoolgirls with few of their boys’ counterparts received mentorship on how to succeed in-and-out of school, sexual and reproductive health and menstrual hygiene and digital awareness.
  • At the Course of the year, 3 of our girls got admitted into higher school of learning. For example, Lois got admitted into the Kaduna State College of Health Makarfi to study Pharmacy.  Sarah was admitted to study Laboratory science at Institute of Human health Vom Vet, while Deborah admitted for a National Certificate in Education (NCE) at Federal College of Education Pankshin. The 3 have Since resumed school and are adopting. Meanwhile we have 6 more of our girls already studying in various universities and institutions.
  • Girls Education Mission International have been Top ranked by GlobalGiving for 5 consecutive years and became Top-rated by Greatnonprofit for 8 consecutive years.  
  • Perhaps our biggest win this year was having had to win 5 years grant up to #500000 ($) to be disburse annually to our organization for the 5-years period by TY Danjuma Foundation. We have also secured 5 yeas partnerships with TY Danjuma Foundation. Within these period (2023-2027), TY Danjuma Foundation funding will support will enable us train 300,000 teachers from 1,500 schools with expectation to reach out to 1,500,00 children in the Northeastern Nigerian where Education for girls is limited. Other support including girl’s mentorship and Learning materials will be donated respectively.
  • We have moved to a new facility to enable us meet up with the criteria of securing a long-term grant. We are able to secure a facility at a very cheaper rate, even though the facility required us to refurbish after which we could use it for a long term. The facility if refurbished, will give us an event hall that can sit up 150 persons, 3 offices and a reception, a security post, and a good parking space.

What to expect in 2023:

An organization, we remain upbeat and optimistic about the New Year, as we believe we will be able to achieve much more together.

At GEM we’re always working tirelessly to ensure that we deliver resilient, highly efficient, and ultimate sustainable programs that truly serves the needs of girls and multiplies the impact of your investment. We focus on the disadvantagedwhom our programs will have a transformative impact. We’re doubling down on those efforts in 2023.We’re hoping for more funding partners and hope to come up with new programs and initiatives that will ensure sustainability of our work and impact. More details on these programs and initiatives will come next year.

Until then we take this opportunity to wish you, and your loved ones HAPPY HOLIDAYS and prosperous NEW YEAR 2023!

Again, THANK YOU for believing in us! We’re just getting started!


Compliments of the season and see you in 2023!

From all of us at Girls Education Mission International

Donation of Books to Plateau State for schools
Donation of Books to Plateau State for schools
Teachers during the training opening ceremony
Teachers during the training opening ceremony
FREE Sanitary Pad for school girls
FREE Sanitary Pad for school girls
Mentorship session with school girls
Mentorship session with school girls


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Dear Partner,

As you are aware, with your support, at Girls Education Mission International, we provide girls with resources, tools, and experiences they need to access quality education which enables them reach full human potentials.

“We are honored to be named a 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Keturah Shammah, Executive Director, GEM. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including been top rated for the 8th time in row this year.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Girls Education Mission International  received from volunteers, donors, and aid recipients.  From one of the reviews; “I am Lydia Ngu. Girls Education Mission International has helped me personally and professionally through life skills, training which have helped me improve my learning”.

This Award as stated by Greatnonprofit CEO, is also as result of the tremedous support we recieve from YOU our community.

GEM is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with GEM.”

We hope you are glad as we are that your support and the impact it makes is being recognised by the global community. 

Even thou, the high inflation of currency in Nigeria, coupled with daily raising of insecurity and limited funding pause a great challenge to our work, our trust is that, YOU will never leave us alone nor allow our effort go in vain.

As the year comes to an end, with the GivingTuesday fast approaching, we hope that Together, we can do more for the coming year ahead 2023 as we work towards achieving our end of year fundraising campaigns with YOU.


THANK YOU for all you do for Girls in Nigeria through GEM

With Gratitude

From all of at Girls Education Mission International


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Dear Friend and Partner of Girls Education Mission International,

 We trust you'll be glad to know that after successful completion of the GlobalGiving virtual site visit, the work you support at Girls Education Mission International (GEM) has been verified by a member of GlobalGiving (GG) community.

The recognition was after a successful completion of 5 days long virtual site visit where GlobalGiving (GG) confirmed that GEM performs charitable work in a transparent and accountable manner, and the organization is able to meet local requirements for registration with the government and relevant bodies. The visit which took place between 13th-19th May 2022 had a GG Field program senior associate and site visit contractor who engaged with staff and beneficiaries for the purpose to learn better about GEM work and strengthen the relationship between the two organizations, provide support and resources on fundraising through GG. 

For the past 5 years, GEM has been a partner of GlobalGiving after a due diligence was carried out where the organization’s financial records, program materials, and lists of senior staff and board members were collected and reviewed by the GlobalGiving community in order to validate that GEM is running its projects as described. GEM’s capacity to implement activities and communicate about its work has also been evaluated and research on the organization’s relationship with previous funders including the organization’s compliant with anti-terror guidelines and international guidelines for philanthropy was also carried out by the Globagiving.

You may already be aware that as a nonproft organisation with best practice in education and empowerment of girls, Girls Education Mission International work has been vetted, top rated, top-ranked and named effective both locally and internationally.  We thank you for being part of our success story of which without your support, we wouldn't have been able to do much as this. For this, we say THANK YOU for tusting us with your resources.

 A s usual, we remain commiteed sending you regularly our project reports, including activities, accomplishments, and results of our projects to-date so you can see how your donation is being used and what progress has been made.

NOTE: GlobalGiving's crowd favorite campaign, Little by Little, takes place Sept. 12-16! This campaign is designed to showcase the power of our community. Eligible donations up to $50 will be matched at 50% all 5 days long of the Campaing!  This is a great opportunity for you to douple the impact of your donation by making a safe and secure donation using this link  from any part of the world using Credit card, Debit card or PayPal. “At GEM, we deliver resilient, highly efficient and ultimately sustainable programs that truly serve the need of our community and multiply the impact of donor investment.,” said Founder and Executive Director of GEM – Ms. Keturah Shammah.

Thank you for being of our Community.

With gratitude

From all of us at

Girls Education Mission International


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Girls Education Mission International during the first quarter of the year 2022, with support from the TY Danjuma Foundation and in collaboration with Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board was able to build capacity of 62 teachers and supervisors of Education and provided their schools with (1000 text and workbooks) instructional materials across 56 schools of Central Senatorial Zone of Plateau. These teachers are now empowered to transform education in their various schools as they are well equipped with skills to deliver quality teaching to their pupils. The impact of the training is seen in the life of girls we support at where these girls now have access to quality education as they get to learn under quality teachers.

The participants were thought Pedagogy; Curriculum Planning; Child Protection and social inclusion; Teacher’s Role and Code of Conduct, Digital Literacy and supervisors report writing and mentoring.

    What worked well. 

  • It obvious from the analysis below that most of the teachers that had very low understanding of the topics before the training showed great deal of understanding after the training.
  • Only 14% of the participants have attended a training before.
  • The participant gets to read and present a communique to the Executive Chairman PSUBEB.
  • Availability of instructional materials greatly improved. 1000 Text and workbooks successfully distributed to participating schools.

What participants liked most about the training:

  • More experience and the knowledge acquired.
  • The way the facilitators presented their lessons and the materials distributed.
  • The opportunity given to the participants to express what they learnt at the beginning and end of each day.
  • The facilitators were knowledgeable of the topics they presented, and the training centre was conducive.
  • The group discussions and the topics that were taught.
  • It was well organized; the organization officials were very kind and united.
  • There was no nepotism, the feeding was good and also the accommodation.
  • Time management was good.
  • The aim of the training was achieved.
  • The new ideas that were introduced e.g., concept mapping and digital literacy.

Impact story from beneficiaries:

I want to specially show my profound gratitude to you for the support and care. Indeed, the organisation's financial support and generosity made this training not only possible but meaningful and impactful. Your philanthropic gestures cannot be taking for granted. You have chosen teachers and education and you chose humanity and the Nigerian child. Because you gave yourself to be a voice for the common man, your selfless service and philanthropic support will surely be rewarded by God.” PANGKHINA 

I am short of words to express my gratitude of what your organisation have impacted in me. on behalf of myself and the entire education authority in Mangu local government area, I say thank you very much, by the special grace of God I am stepping it down after the training”. BISE 

“I wish to show my appreciation to your organisation for service to humanity. Indeed, I am one of the supervisors who were lucky to attain workshop you sponsored for a week which tries to link teachers’ welfare with quality and standard. I really benefitted so much which will help to improve my capacity as a supervisor for quality monitoring and evaluation for better teaching and learning process in our schools. I promise to ensure that what we received are rightly stepped down to our fellow teachers who are not privileged to attend this befitting education upliftment and the right knowledge to sustain the education industry in Plateau state and Nigeria at large”  HAMIDU 

“I want to appreciate you so much for your laudable contribution in the areas of teachers training in your as to meet up with the educational challenges. As a beneficiary of the program, we learnt many things such as child right, methodology, corporal punishment and the three domains of learning. We the trainee shall be ambassadors of your organisation and shall carry the message to our colleagues for a change and improvement in the quality and standard of education in Plateau State, my local government, and my school”. ISA

“I want to appreciate you...for finding me worthy to be sponsored in this workshop. I cannot thank him enough for imparting so many skills in me to be a better teacher. Apart from learning immensely from the training, I had the privilege to write a communique, an additional skill acquired during the workshop since I had never written any. Indeed, the training was organised for me”. YOHANNA 

 Personal commitments made by participants

  • I will always engage my learners in the teaching and learning process.
  • I will attend to special children with disabilities and also use digital resources in the class.
  • I will give respect to my head teacher, community leaders and fellow colleagues.
  • I will use all the methods taught in my teaching process.
  • I will be a role model, be dedicated in my duties, keep the secret of the learners, and avoid beating students.
  • I will be punctual and diligent.
  • I will be organizing awareness and ensure the wellbeing of my learners.
  • I will be fully prepared before going into the class for my lesson.
  • I will always refer back to the training materials.
  • Instead of always complaining of the monetary aspect of my job, I will focus more on the learners.
  • I must not wait for government to provide learning materials.
  • I will keep all school record that is expected of me.

Future Plans

Next steps towards realization of the project goals are to:

Continuous online and offline Mentorship of teachers and further extracurricular support most especially on girls life skill mentoring and girl child related issues for sustainability purposes

How you can better support the realisation of GEM project goals.

 You can better support the realisation of GEM project goals using the link  by:

(a)  Making a generous one time donation 

(b) Set up a monthly recuring donation .

(c) Creating a fundraiser in favour of GEM projects.

(d) Share GEM project to your friends, families and colleaques and on your social media network.


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Girls Education Mission International

Location: Jos, Plateau - Nigeria
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @gemgirls2007
Project Leader:
Keturah Shammah
Executive Director
Jos , Plateau Nigeria
$8,479 raised of $50,000 goal
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