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Meda Okelo

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Review for Girls to Women, East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Girls in most societies are socialized to play second fiddle to their male counterparts to their families and to their community. As a result they grow up into women with less available opportunities than everyone else. The G2W organiation combats this mindframe by imbibing girls with a sense that they can achieve anything. G2W has transformed shy, self effacing girls with low academic grades to confident young women with the intellectual abilities and confidence to function in highly competitive environments.Girls through this program have made it to Eastside College Preparatory school a premier school with a 100 per cent high school four year college admission rate.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a recent event for parents, friends, volunteers, donors and potential donors where the girls and young women involved with G2W gave presentations and showcased things learnt and where alumni talked about the impact G2W had on them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The quality and committment of the staff and volunteers involved with the various programs the organization offers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Competent, compassionate, cordial, committed and trully aware of the need to create a different support system for the participatns, that would most likely ensure that the girls and young women become the best they can be intellecually & socially.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build itself a new facility with the kind of amenities that would truly enhance its purpose.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Helped paint the new facility as well as mobilise my local Kiwanis Club members to assist.