Dear Partners of GEM,
It is with a heavy heart that we report to you about the demise of one of the girls we have given hope through your support.
Vickey was not just a beneficiary of your support, she was one of the outstanding girls we have supported her education and empowernement who serves as role model to other girls in her community.
After completing her Secondary Education against all odds, Vickey came to learnt how to make pomade and Kampala(Tie and Dye) at one of our Vocational trainings where she was given a take-off grant. She ventured into the making and selling of pomade and Kampala with lucrative profits that enabled her secured admission into Collage of Education. With limited finacial support from GEM and the proceeds gained from her business venture, Vickey was able to manage to stay and complete her studies at Kaduna State Collage of Education where she obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE). After that, she secured employment as a teacher in one of the Secondary Schools within the locality where until her demise, she was committed to mentoring the girls and teaching them marketable skill she learnt during our vocational traning.
Having seen what Education had done in her life, Vickey mobilzed over 10 girls from her community who attended one of the GEM Empowernment Seminars. Respoding to the question on why she took a step to mobilising girls for the event, She said; "It is amazing how Education has changed my life for good. I wish all girls in my community have access to education like me. I brought them to hear and see for themselves with hope for GEM to do somethign better for therir lives as they have done for me".
Since then, Vickey has been pressurising the Educative Director on her wish to have GEM come her community to support the girls she mentors. Unfortunately, this was not possible.
Testifying during the 30 days memorial service of Vickey, the Executive Diretor Keturah, narrated thus;
"The last time I spoke to Vickey was on 16th June, 2018 when she called me on phone reminding me of how we failed to fulfill the promise we made to support her help girls in her village after she had raised their hope. I encouraged Vickey to exercise a little bit more patience knowing the fact that we have no enough resources at hand and we wouldn’t want to start something with these girls and end up not supporting them as expected. So I assured her that I will give her a call as soon as we mobilize resources not knowing that I will not hear her voice again. In not less than three weeks later, thus, the shocking news and unbearable incident of Vickey's demise. We spoke on 16th June and she died on 2nd July, 2018. And because we were not able to come for the burial ceremony of Vickey as she had to be buried immediately, we ensured that we must be here today 2nd August 2018 for her 30 days memorial service”.
Oh! what a Dark moment for the Sun to Set at Noon at Girls Education Mission International having Vickey died with a vision for girls in her community and with us not been able to help her see her vision come to pass before she died?.
In a way of encouragement, GEM Director told the girls of the community who displays great lost that even thou, Vickey, is DEATH, she is ALIVE. She said; "GEM will do its best to ensure that the Vision Vickey had for them will come to pass"; she added; “We hope to support few if not many girls in this community who will in turn support others just as VICKEY”.
In honor of Vickey, Girls Education Mission International hopes to support the education and mentoring of girls in Vickey’s Community Known as “Unguwan Magaji” in Lere Local Government of Kaduna State.
According to their testimony in the community, Vickey was the first girl that was able to go to school beyond secondary level and became self-reliant as an unmarried girl. And you know what? This was made possible because YOU have decided to donate to our project which enabled us supported the education of Vickey and her empowerment. Yes! We have done it together and we trust you will not get weary of doing it with us.
Vickey was 26 years old. She was a Youth with a Vision to pay back what she was given by supporting the education of girls in her community. This year’s International Youth Day is Sunday 12th July and we are participating in the Globalgiving Youth Week Campaign to raise funds towards the education of girls in Vickey’s community. We are hereby seeking for your generous donations. PLEASE help us make Vickey ALIVE by ensuring that the girls she raised their hope go to school and become empowered to help other just as she was! We hope to have another Vickey in the community and we can’t do that alone, we need your support. As our project name is "SUPPORT GIRLS EDUCATION NOW OR NEVER", We hope you will see the need to support us support these girls NOW before its never. Remember that we were not able to support Vickey’s Vision while alive that we are regreting it now despite that it was because we had no resources to do so. We have given these girls words of hope because we trust your engagement, generosity and commitment in supporting our work.
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Looking Foward to recieving your Donations by Sunday 12th August 2018 the International Youth Day.
NOTE that your Doantions for the youth day campaign will increase our impact as we will be competing for bunus prizes.
Thank you for the partnership
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Mothers have the toughest job in the world. For Comfort, Catherine, Bridget, Sympathy and Monica -daughters of low income mothers whose challenges are even unbearable, the hope for a pleasant motherhood is unbelievable.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th, it’s time to celebrate with a gift of giving hope of successful motherhood to girls who are enduring hardships to acquire the education to enable them become better successful mothers than their mums.
This year, GlobalGiving celebrates mothers day with Girls Education Mission International in their 2018 Mother’s Day Campaign! Your donation of $10, $50, $100, $200 or more to Girls Education Mission International campaign project will help support the education of Comfort , Sympathy, Monica, Catherine and Bridget.
Here is the tesimony of Monica who having seen how her mother who is the bread winner of her family struggles to becoming the mother she desire to be, she is making persistent effort to acquire an education so as to avoid what is happening with her mother. In her own words, she said....
"After completing my secondary school in the year 2014 with a distinction, I sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB ) exams that same year, 2014 and subsequently in 2015 and 2016 but was deprived of admission because of my background as a girl with no connections. In 2017, I tried again and I was offered Admission to study human Nutrition and Dietetics at the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture. My parents said that they have tried over my studies and they can’t afford to do more anylonger because of me, they left me with an option to go and learn a trade, but I did really want to be educated because I believe that knowledge is power and education reshapes the mind and thoughts of a man or woman. I knew that I can acquire skills through trade but I also wished to be educated with hope of becoming a better mother than my mum".
In celebration of this year's mother's Day, Girls eDucation Mission Internationa is raising funds to support girls like Naomi. If you are thining of how celebrate this years mother's day, consider making a Donation in honor of your Mother, Daughter, Sister, Wife, or any of these future mothers(Comfort Catherine, Bridget, Monica Sympathy).
Donations can be made from every part of the world using Debit Card, Credit Card or Paypal.
Give a Perfect Mother's Gift today! DONATE NOW at http://goto.gg/30394. No amount is too small or too big.
Funds raised for this Mother's Day will support the Education of Comfort, Naomi, Bridget, Sympathy and Catherine.
Remain Blessed as you make lasting impacts in Partnering with Girls Education Mission International with your Donation.
Dear Lovers and Supporters of GEM,
In context of the women's history month, (March) Girls Education Mission International launches its website www.girlseducationmission.org so that people can get information about the organization, make contact when needed and give by donating money, time, and skills. All donors and well-wishers of GEM are invited to visit the website www.girlseducationmission.org. We also provide shop page for those who want to help educate girls by making a purchase of our available products. We hope to include international shopping options for interested international partners. In addition, one of our current goals is to network more and bring the work of GEM to communities. The website which was designed, developed and donated by the GEM Founder, Keturah Shammah was aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability to the organization donors and the general public.
Speaking on the newly website, Keturah said that for every organization to succeed each and every one including the staff, members volunteers and donors must commit resources, expertise, time, energy and skills! She said “As the Director of GEM, I have decided to donate my time, funds and skills to make the organization have an easy and friendly website. I hope the launch of the website will help us strengthen our communication, transparency and accountability”. Keturah went ahead to say that she is pleased to announce the launch of the GEM new website. The site has extensive content including project sections and donation links to enable public fund-raising campaigns.
Girls Education Mission International's website is designed to assist the organization stakeholders and the general audience accessing the right information at the right time and finding partnership opportunities. It is all designed to give users an easy-to-navigate route to gather insights and knowledge of the organization and actively take part towards making a sustainable impact among young women and girls.
In an appealing manner, Keturah Joyfully expressed that she is donating the website which worth $500 for good and appeal to everyone to support her effort by considering making a Donation between the 9th -13th April for the Little by Little Matching Campaign where every donation made to Girls Education Mission international’s project between these periods will make enable the organization earn 50% more.
You can now increase your impact by making a donation to our project between 9th-13th April. Our project link is: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-scholarship-program
Dear GEM Supporters,
Happy New Year! It has been incredible years of fundraising with each and every one of you and we are so humbled to have such an inspiring community like you every day. As we bid the old year goodbye, welcoming the new year and preparing for the years ahead, may I congratulate us all for our hard work and determination that led to our organization to be invited to continue fundarising on Globalgiving as a permanent partner despite the fact we were only able to raise $660 from 40 donors against the threshold goal of raising $5000 from Donors!
This means that starting for now, Girls Education Mission International will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website, where we have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, connect with new donors, and access online fundraising tools. Additionally, we could earn bonus prizes from GlobalGiving for raising the most money.
We are so incredibly grateful that we have the privilege to work with inspiring persons like you. Our past years of fundraising were filled with thrills for us as an organization, seeing us coming together to accomplish the much that we have despite all odds. We started from a humble beginning with a lot of doubts and fears. However, your understanding, engagements, commitment and consistency in your support have brought us thus far. Although we are not there yet, but we are taking assured step believing that with more diligence, perseverance and patience, we shall collectively achieve our goal of raising the full $5000 on globalgiving to unlock platforms fees as low %5 against the %15. The self-assured way we have made progress in our fundraising would not have been possible without your love and belief in our Vision, commitment and personal sacrifice all of which have kept us going.
We didn’t do recap of our past years of fundraising; we spent a lot of November and December really putting much of our time fundraising. Overall, it was a very hectic end of year campaign for us as an organization. However, we will soon be in touch with updates regarding what we have accomplished together and making our mission possible. Until then, I would like you to note that we have strength in numbers, and when we work together we can have a huge impact. So I’m asking you now to get as many people as you can think to join us in fundraising with us for a better life of our teeming girls. Please invite your friends, family members, colleagues and all your networks to support us. Together we can make the change we want to see in the lives of the most neglected and vulnerable group (Women and girls).
Help us keep our incredible work going by sharing our project. Please share this link as widely as possible: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-scholarship-program/
We will be highlighting some of the key wins that we achieved in the past years of fundraising with globalgiving which are your success too. We couldn’t have being here without your support.
CONGRATULATIONS TO US ALL!
WISHING YOU BEST OF NEW YEAR!
With gratitude from
Project Team Leader
Girls Education Mission International
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