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Causes: Adult Education, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Higher Education, Literacy

Mission: Girls Education Mission International was emerged out of a pressing need among young women and girls who face gender-based discrimination and are therefore deprived of education and training opportunities to attain a better life. As a non profit, non-governmental organization aim for the betterment of humanity particularly the life of the Girl child, Girls Education Mission International envisions a World where girls become Women of Integrity, Vision and Impact. We want to see girls and women creating change and making lasting impact in their respective communities. We are on a mission to reach out to and advance the circumstances of girls who are not provided with strong motivation to reach potentials. We have a global mandate to establish empowered teams of young women and girls with relevant knowledge and practical skills that will enable them transform their lives and influencing their communities for good. We are intentionally inspired to equip girls to pass forward what they have learned, becoming productive citizens and visionary leaders capable of shaping sustainable society. Thus our motto "To be Willing, Equipped and Available.." Dreamt and begun in 2007, Girls Education Mission International was officially registered in 2011 in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with registration number (CAC/IT/NO 45818). It was also registered with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with registration number (RN:SC 321400084). Despite improvements in global and national laws and policies that provide the normative framework for women to advance their rights, it is imperative to acknowledge that a vast number of girls continue to experience violence and gender discrimination at home, in schools and in their communities especially when it comes to getting an education. As part of our smart and creative strategy to better the lives of humanity, we are committed to eradicating poverty, building peace and creating sustainable impact among young women and girls using education to achieve this aim. We believe that girls education and empowerment is the vital tool to harness innovation to improvise novel solution that are not only smart and creative but also more effective, efficient and just in achieving demonstrable results when it comes to tackling the challenges continue to face globally. GEM works directly with girls, parents, teachers, and community leaders, all of whom are the ultimate drivers and stewards of meaningful change for themselves, their families and their communities.

Results: Renowned for its innovative and preventative girl child education barriers efforts, starting with 15 Girls in 2006, today, vulnerable girls and women around Nigeria and beyond have been provided with quality integrated package of; livelihood to 60 households; Scholarship to 110 girls; Sanitary pads distributed to 150 girls; Literacy and Vocational training to 820 women/girls; Entrepreneurship and mentoring to 530 individuals and 3 staff with over 40 national and international volunteers/partners called ‘GEM Impact Ambassadors’. The global campaign #GirlsEducationNowOrNever launched in 2014 has since been adopted and spreading like wild fire within and outside Nigeria.

Target demographics: Since 2007, Girls Education Mission International has been providing vulnerable girls with integrated package of education, skills, livelihood and necessary support they need to transform their lives and world around them. At the center of GEM activities is a strategy that activates girls, schools, communities, and households to reach out to and advance the circumstances of girls principally through Girls Impact Clubs (GICs). GICs ensure girls get the high quality package of support they need to reach full potentials. At the same time, GICs provides girls a platform to express their life’s concerns, hopes, dreams, fears and challenges they face, and gather their thought and opinions on what they think could help address them. Designed for both in-and-out-of-school girls, GEM supports GICs that engage vulnerable girls in Nigeria, Africa and of course all over the globe.

Geographic areas served: Nigeria

Programs: Given the high vulnerability levels of girls that GEM supports, Empowerment is a key intervention across all programs. Our services includes: Education and empowerment grant, vocational and literacy training, mentoring and capacity building, leadership training and advocacy.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever since I come in contact with you, my life has not been the same.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Its good to come in contact with amazing organisation online with hope to see physically

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I get to know this organisation through social media which I benefited from

Board Member

Rating: 5

My support to this organisation is regrettably obvious

Donor

Rating: 5

There is no better organisation to invest than Girls Education Mission International

Donor

Rating: 4

Your Transparency and accountable is what I admire. congratulations Girls Education Mission International.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Dear Girls Education Mission International, you gave me the platform platform to serve humanity faithfully. I am so much appreciating you.

Client Served

Rating: 4

GEM has made me to be what Iam today by supporting my education

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Client Served

Rating: 5

How can I keep thank you you Girls Education Mission International for giving me hope?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission Internal has help me find true enrichment of life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organisation is incredibly excellent in its work of empowering girls

Donor

Rating: 5

The more support we give to the girls the more they can lead a happier educated life .
It's all about collaborating with passion for changes being made. Let support girls with our resources at Girls Education Mission International.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This NGO is giving great support to women and girls in Nigeria. I hope too collaborate and give my help and guidance. Together we make changes and break more silence.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Support this Girls Education Mission International because am a witness to how she is changing Girls lives in different ways . Their testimonies is really motivating. I have meet some of them who are now proud and will remain thankful to this Mission.
I urge u to support this organisation in changing lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Girl child education is necessary and of utmost importance. This is because their education today is the guarantee for a future generation that will live out their lives with less struggles plus well calculated and more thought out vision and mission, world over! Keep up the good work Girls Education Mission International.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is an Excellent group successfully implementing a powerful vision.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A female/girl is the mother of a Nation. when she is given knowledge; she will change the world in a second. The female nature of anxiety, gentleness and being Visionary, is what we need to change the environment we live in and she will teach this to her descendants. Girls Education Mission International is already on this mission and we need to support its work in all areas possible.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I consider Girls Education Mission International most helpful organisation to the society.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Education! yes its a great work for future generations should support every girl and do something practical for such kind of important work at Girls Education Mission International.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How I can I ever forget how Girls Education Mission International change my life for good? Its is an organisation worthy of everyone's support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A transparent and credible organisation I have ever come across is Girls Education Mission International.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is an organization that no Donor will regret investing resources, time energy and skill. The organization is reliable and trustworthy.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I can't just afford not to write about my favorite organization Girls Education Mission International. You are the best organization ever happened change my life for good.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My love to all girls and members of Girls Education Mission International. I love you accountability and transparency

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dedication of Girls Education Mission International team is inspiring, their commitment to goals of the organization is worth the commendation of everyone. The impacts seen in the lives of women and girls cannot be overemphasized.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Girls Education Mission International has given me the opportunity to fulfill my potential. Volunteering my time, energy and resources to such an incredible organization as GEM has been my pleasure.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Getting in touch with the Founder of Girls Education Mission International is the difference in my life. Through GEM, my life was transformed and my community was influenced positively as a result of the impact of empowerment by GEM.

Donor

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is reliable organization worth of investing financial resources, energy, time and expertise. I recommend without reservation, GEM to donors and financial partners

Client Served

Rating: 3

It was a blessing getting to come in contact with Girls Education Mission International. This organization has changed my life for good.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came a crossed Girls Education Mission International and since then, I have been inspired by it activities and great lasting impact the organization is creating in the lives of young women and girls.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is the trusted organization I ever come a crossed. The credibility and hard work of its founder Mrs. Keturah Shammah worth the organization my trust.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a beneficiary of Girls Education Mission activities, I have this to say: GEM INT'L is a credible organization comprising a philanthropic team lead by its founder and Executive Director-Keturah Shammah who provide services not minding whether they are paid or not. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that they provide the best all around care for the need of the vulnerable population (women and girls) with the aim to improving the life situations of women and girls and so ensure their quality of life through the support of their education.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Education Mission International-Keturah Shammah to be someone who put others before her own needs by going extra miles to render help. She steps in to help young women and girls times and times again on her own initiative and with modesty in her approach she does just that.

1

Former staff

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International has a team who are dedicated veterans in the humanitarian services that exceeds the role they are been paid for to undertake. They show a wealth of compassion for vulnerable people most especially women and girls whom they protect and care for on a daily basis.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The effort that has been put into Girls Education Mission International's fundraising sets them apart from their counterparts. GEM is an organization that has gone above and beyond in imaginative way to raise money and acquire goods to assist girls and women in a charitable way.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was privilege to be part of the International Day of the girl child hosted by Girls Education Mission International in 2015 where about 15 girls were donated education material in support to their education. It was my first time of seeing such a noble project carried out by noble team. I see accountability and transparency exhibit most especially by the Executive Director of GEM. For this reason I call for every support to elevate the work of this organization.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first come in contact with Girls Education Mission International in 2014 where I had the privilege of participating in their Girls Education Rally. Since then I became so admired by their activities through their selfless service to humanity to better the lives of humanity particularly the life of the girls and women.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Despite improvements in global, national and local laws and policies that provide the normative framework for women to advance their rights, it is imperative to acknowledge that a vast number of girls continue to experience violence and gender discrimination at home, in schools and in their communities especially when it comes to getting an education. As part of GEM smart and creative strategy to better the lives of humanity, we are committed to eradicating poverty, building peace and creating sustainable impact among young women and girls using education to achieve this aim. Girls Education Mission International believe that girls education and empowerment is the vital tool to harness innovation to improvise novel solution that are not only smart and creative but also more effective, efficient and just in achieving demonstrable results when it comes to tackling the challenges continue to face globally. GEM works directly with girls, parents, teachers, and community leaders, all of whom are the ultimate drivers and stewards of meaningful change for themselves, their families and their communities. Given the high vulnerability level of girls that GEM International supports, Empowerment is a key intervention across all programs. Our activities includes: Education and Empowerment grant, Vocational and Literacy training, Entrepreneurship and Mentoring, Leadership and Capacity building, Advocacy and Livelihood support. Anchoring the Empowerment approach in programming, GEM places the girl at the center of a strategy that activates girls, their households, schools and communities in providing high quality integrated packages of support to vulnerable girls principally through the GEM Impact Clubs (GICs) which are facilitated by the GEM Impact Ambassadors (GIAs).
Till date, GEM has provided quality integrated package of; livelihood to 60 households; Scholarship to 110 girls; sanitary pads distributed to 150 girls; Literacy and Vocational training to 820 women/girls; Entrepreneurship and mentoring to 530 individuals. Currently, GEM supports 6 in-school and 5 out-of-school Girls Clubs that engage 301 girls in Nigeria. These girls reach community members through dance, drama, and discussion in schools and communities, and other programs that showcase stories told by girls and engage communities in dialogue, and occasional stakeholder forums that are jointly facilitated by GEM Impact Ambassadors and Clubs members. Our Girls clubs have improved girls’ understanding of their rights to education and how to report cases of violence, improved relationships between girls and their parents, and strengthened advocacy efforts and protection mechanisms in schools and communities to address violence when it occurs.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International (GEM) was emerged out of a pressing need among young women and girls who face gender-based discrimination and are therefore deprived of education and training opportunities to attain a better life. As a non profit, non-governmental organization aim for the betterment of humanity particularly the life of the Girl child, GEM envisions a World where girls become Women of Integrity, Vision and Impact. We want to see girls and women creating change and making lasting impact in their respective communities. We are on a mission to reach out to and advance the circumstances of girls who are not provided with strong motivation to reach potentials. We have a global mandate to establish empowered teams of young women and girls with relevant knowledge and practical skills that will enable them transform their lives and influencing their communities for good. We are intentionally inspired to equip girls to pass forward what they have learned, becoming productive citizens and visionary leaders capable of shaping sustainable society. Thus our motto "To be Willing, Equipped and Available” Dreamt and begun in 2007, GEM International was officially registered in 2011 in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/NO 45818). It was also registered with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with certificate number (RN:SC 321400084).


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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is one of the most transparent and accountable organization in Nigeria I have ever come a crossed. It is also the most trusted and reliable project worthy for every reasonable person to make a donation. I have discovered GEM to be a hope for the hopeless girls and women not only in Nigeria but beyond. The Impacts of their programs in the lives of vulnerable women and girls is in measurable. I hereby recommend this noble project for any reasonable support, be it in Kind or in cash.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a friend to Girls Education Mission International because I love their work and so want to tell the world which is a great opportunity for me to help them make even more of a difference in the community they serve. I hereby urge everyone join me help GEM raise visibility for their work by posting a review of his/her experience with this noble cause and also consider making a donation to GEM project at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-keep-a-girl-in-school-in-nigeria-for-one-year-1/.

I know GEM to be an organization that is doing good for the underprivileged women and girls. The genuine heart to help their work is encouraged to everyone . I trust GEM with good intent to better the lives of women and girls. And so I recommend their project for donation of any amount. Donations can be made via the link
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-keep-a-girl-in-school-in-nigeria-for-one-year-1/

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

At Girls Education Mission International community, we believe that it is not the money in our bank accounts, the mansions we have built for ourselves or the degrees beside our names that will be most memorable, but the concern, care and support that we share with girls that change their lives for a better tomorrow.

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International's Director and I share similar vision. We both work towards the empowerment and development of women and girls. We have been partners for over five years now and we enjoyed working together to creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable young women and girls in Nigeria.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Sincerity, Transparency and Accountability are what describe Girls Education Mission International and its Executive Director. I have found GEM to be a trustworthy organization where one can invest. When you Donate to GEM today, you are rest assure your donations are used appropriately.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

I am pleased to write a review of Girls Education Mission International. Having closely monitored the activities of this laudable non-profit NGO over the past five years and assisted in raising support for it, I can confidently vouch for the credibility and integrity of the project director, Mrs Keturah Shammah, with whom I have been conferring about their programs which include grassroots empowerment of less-privileged young girls and women, particularly in the areas of literacy and skills acquisition. She has been able to judiciously manage the financial and material resources entrusted to her for various projects. Prominent among these is the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Skills training held in Saminaka Lere local government capital in 2011. Thirty seven young women and girls were trained in various vocational skills and were awarded take-off grants. With the support of mentors who were assigned to monitor the progress of the trainees' business venture, the participants' income generation was enhanced, leading to a high demand for such trainings and other related programs both within and outside the country Nigeria. However, the project director is not able to respond to all requests and other needs of the organisation as well as the training of volunteer staff, due to unavailability of funds. Any assistance towards the elevation of this credible NGO will go a long way in improving the living standards of the marginalized rural female population in Nigeria, Africa and beyond. I therefore without reservation, highly recommend GEM International for donations and any other useful support.

13

Advisor

Rating: 5

Like a journey of a hundred miles that begins with a step, so Girls Education Mission International began. Starting with just about 15 girls in Luwuna Village of Kaduna State, Nigeria, today this project has grown to have influenced the lives of hundreds of girls, households and communities through various practical applications. GEM International programs focus on innovative initiatives that improve educational opportunities for girls and provide life skills by equipping the girls with essential practical skills and relevant knowledge that will empower them to become women of Integrity, Vision and Influence.

13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International was established as a result of a pressing need among women and girls who face gender-based discrimination and are therefore deprived of education and training opportunities to attain a better life. Girls Education Mission International was registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with registration number (CAC/IT/NO 45818). As an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization aim for the betterment of humanity particularly the life of the Girl children, GEM INT’L is also registered with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with registration number (RN:SC 321400084).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I salute Girls Education Mission International. They are doing a good job. Their testimonies are awesome. Coming to know GEM International is something great to me and my society. I am one of the pioneered beneficiaries of GEM programs and support. There are also a vast number of women and girls in my community who were empowered by GEM and are making exploits in the community and are shaping the world for Good. I am a GEM! I am a GEM!

15 Awisd C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Executive Director of Agape Women Initiative for Sustainable Development (AWISD), I have known Girls Education Mission International for the past five years. I share in their vision and have been its partner in the areas of women empowerment, girls leadership programs, capacity building, advocacy and other campaigns. As a professional in non profit management, I hereby give my highest regards to Girls Education Mission International.

17 Shammah S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is a spectacular thing that has happen to humanity. This is an organization with the necessary plat form to reach the unreached girls. They are out to raise hope where there is none. Their laudable programs of activities meet the needs of the steaming youth of the 21st century. This organization is worth encouraging, supporting, investing and identifying with. Keep the good work.

18 Samuel11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GEM International is an organisation that helps young ladies and women become educated, empowered, self reliant and potential leaders in the society. It has participated in some community based programmes that has impacted many young lives both in rural and urban areas in the area of education, skill development and youth empowerment initiatives. They have great plans and intentions to impact many more lives in the nearer future through their programmes. I hereby call for massive support for the elevation of their work.

15 Keturah S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is a fit and proper organization which all support may be extended.