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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

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am Ivhobe Omoayena. My very first encounter with Girl's Education Mission International was through an internship programme with them, which lasted for a period of 3 months. During those 3 months of interning with GEM, I was made aware of their mandate to cater to the needs of girls, give them a firm standing in the society and also uphold their Human Rights. It was a humbling and very educative experience for me. Their mission and vision perfectly aligned with the way the ran their operations.As a volunteer with GEM now, I couldn't have started my volunteer career with any less an inspiring platform than this. Their language of speaking hope into the lives of Girls is one that is on the same trajectory as mine. Daily through their platform, I and many others, are made aware that "I AM POSSIBLE"!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Education is a human right that every girls child is entitle to enjoy. I am so overwhelmed that I came across Girls Education Mission International doing well to ensure Girls have access to education against the discrimination they face. I hereby recommend well Wishers and investors to seize the great opportunity of investing their resources such a credible organization Girls Education Mission International.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is mercy barka and a GEM volunteer. My volunteer experience with GEM are not only community based but also with the Girl-Child, its interesting to know that many girls have so far developed interest in volunteering activities due to the many encounters we had with the girls. I have equally become a role model to the girls I have worked with through GEM. The experiences cannot be over emphasize because together we still have many lives to touch.

Thanks GEM for making imparts in Nigeria and other parts of the world. #iampossible

2 Yusifu_kamara

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a great opportunity for me to serve Girls Education Mission International as volunteer in Sierra Leone. Over the years, I have received supports from Girls Education Mission International to help young girls in my community in terms of education, this has helped me to gain voluntary experience. As a volunteer, I have also received skills training support from girls education from Girls Education Mission International to capacitate myself.
I also appreciate the leadership qualities of the executive director, she always appreciates any little contribution I made towards the organization and I always determined to serve Girls Education Mission International

2 Bukola Rachel I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm Bukola Ibrahim ,glad to be a volunteer with Girls Education Mission in Nigeria. An NGO committed to the well being of the girl child in the society.
It's been great being a volunteer, educating the girl child and safe guiding them from sexual based violence,guiding them in their education and helping them make informed choices.
GEM also takes care of it's volunteers,providing data for them and also helping with oppurtunity to grow.

5 tadeboy02

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Fatinikun Babatunde Tade From Oyo state. I am a special education teacher and I have about 7 years in volunteerism.
It was really a great privileged volunteering with Girls Education Mission international. I have a great experience taking part in The campaign tagged #IamPossible which run through the 16days activism against Gender base violence. I took the campaigns to few schools in iseyin community, the campaigns is an eye opener for the girls and boys in the area . The topic cover range from Sexual harassment, drug abuse awareness, Rape , computer literacy class which is funded by Sayger Yerokun Foundation .
I have the opportunity to partner with Ebedi international writers residency follows. I also tookpart in CSW65 that was just conclused few months ago .
Thanks to Girls Education Mission international for the rare opportunity. I am looking forward to getting more opportunities to work with Gem so that we can both impact our communities in a positive as an agent of social change . Thanks to all the board members of Girls Education Mission International.

3 Asher Nabo

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission international has been of great impact to myself and my community at large. It has helped and is still helping especially in developing my volunteer skills. Let all join GEM international to help secure the future of the Girl Child and humanity at large. Together we Can!!!

3 Byencit M.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

My name is Byencit KOYIL Miri I came across Gem sometimes last year.one thing that stood out for me in this organisation is her accountability and transparency value.i see Gem as an organisation that brings hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak, and ensures a bright future ahead for girls and women all over the world.if you donate to Gem today you can be rest assured that your donation will be accounted for and used appropriately.

3 Tyough Aondonengen J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Tyough Aondonengen Jacob,
Girls Education Mission international has helped reveal to me most of the gender based issues in the society that i was ignorant of.
I came across girls education mission international on Facebook platform and quickly applied as a volunteer. This is a decision I will never regret as the organization has opened my eyes on the importance of youths and women in the society.

4 Otache John E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Otache John Emmanuel. I came across GEM 2 years ago on UN online voluntary site as a platform that support Girls Education globally, Instantly I applied to volunteer in GEM this is because I was easily Bought into its ldeals because its ldeals matches up to the same ideal that I bear as an individual. After three months of volunteering with GEM, I opted to work as full term employee and and ever since I have experience a degree of fulfillment because I now see myself helping to bring education to the most venerable Girls of Nigeria and the world at large. Girls education Mission IÑTERnational is an organisation built on profound integrity and honesty of character. It creates a friendly working environment for everyone and anyone to strife . My journey so far has been a tremeneous journey.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was supported by Girls Education Mission International when I was to pay for my Final year exams. This organization not only pay fees, they ensure completed my school with dignity through providing me sanitary PAD monthly until I finished. Am so greatful of Thanksgiving to GEM International.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My life have changed for better because Girls Education Mission International was there to help me out when I needed to complete my school fees. Am so greatful of you GEM.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TO SAY THAT GIRLS EDUCATION MISSION INTERNATIONAL IS THE BEST IS NOT OVERSTATEMENT. MY CONTACT WITH THE ORGANISATION HAS CHANGED MY PERCEPTION ABOUT NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS. GEM HAS CONVINCED MY THOUGHT TO BELIEVE THAT SERVICE TO HUMANITY IS THE BEST WAY TO GO. LONG GEM! LONG LIVE GIRLS!

2

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have gone far with Girls Education Mission International that I can't afford not publicly expressed how teachable, dedicated and resilience its founder and Executive Director Ms. Keturah shammah is.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International is a nonprofit organisation that is unique and focused to its mission and vision.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving humanity with Girls Education Mission International is the best thing ever happen in my life. there is cause of regret dedicating my time, resources and expertise to such a noble organisation.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Girls Education Mission International has been the author of my success as a girl child. My dignity, pride, honor, God's fearing and scholarship in Education lies in the hands of GEM.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GEM truly has its name right. It is an organization that gives hope to those who have lost hope to life and loving. For me as an ambassador of this great organization I have benefited immensely from its programs and the wealth of knowledge from the Director.
The Director has been a mentor to me She has opened up her heart and mission unto me this gave me the courage to grow myself and purpose for life and girls also. Gem’s creative programs has given me great exposure and experience on organization and planning of program,GEM is a giving platform it does not take from people but gives to them and expects nothing in turn.
The young girls GEM has impacted through its support are now hopeful about education,life and purpose. This impact made me realize nothing in the world satisfies than “TOUCHING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER “ Am glad to be a part of this great team.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Name is Nyemu Gladys Ego, from Rivers state. A graduate of Abia state polytechnic Aba study Accounting, service in jos and was posted to Girls Education mission international . It was really a privilege for me to work with girls education mission international. It was really a great and excellent and a thin of joy I will never forget in a hurry. GEM has really make me to know more about digital world today. GEM has really make me to understand that is good to promote girls Education and improving the future of girls and to encourage the Education of girls, girls education mission international help to increase the access to education for girls. GEM Is really really impacting the lives of many young girls and women globally. My experience with GEM is something that I have not experience in my life before and by taking courses on line,and to away speak #IamPossible in any situation will find our self that will should not give up, and how to rise my voice to speak in any were I find myself give advice to people. It was really a privilege to be part of girls education mission international and to be a volunteer with girls education mission international. It was really a nice experience be part of #IamPosssible speak campaign, 16 days #IamPosssible Activism against gender base violence. Girls Education mission international help me to have a good experience on how to write a report and a Proposal, am very grateful for working with girls education mission international. Thank you girls education mission international for the opportunity giving to me for working with you. #Ilove girls education mission international, thanks to GEM.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Experience with GEM
My name is Ayandeji Bunmi Abigail,
I came in contact with Girls Education Mission International in July 2019. I was invited by my sister in law to attend Shine the Light Sisters annual anniversary which was marked with 3days skills acquisition program and talk show. The executive Director of GEM Mrs keturah Shammah was invited to come and share her stories and also inspired women to always believe in themselves. After listening to her stories, I decided to volunteers with GEM with the aim to use my skills and abilities to help women and girls to achieve their goals in life.
Ever since then,my experience and work with GEM has been productive, challenging and educative at every aspect and stages. I have attended series of trainings,events, seminars and also takes different course online in order to enrich my knowledge and also to help me perform my work better.
With my work with GEM, I have witnessed GEM provide mentorship programs for women and girls, paid NECO fee for over 100 secondary school girls in six local government areas in plateau state, distributed sanitary pads, grant scholarships, organised skills acquisition programs, provide sustainability programs among others.
GEM is passionate about women's and girls and they ensure to recognize important days in the lives of these women and girls. Such days include: International Day of the Girls Child, International Day of African Child, International women's Day, World Hygiene Day and so much more.
My work with GEM has been full of wealth of experience of a life time.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My support to this organisation is regrettably obvious

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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

1

Donor

Rating: 4

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

2

Volunteer

Rating: 3

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

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

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

2 aelbashi

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organisation is incredibly excellent in its work of empowering girls

2

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.

2

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.

2

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.

2

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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1

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.

1

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).


2

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.