With the news of the Taliban’s horrific shooting of Malala Yousufzai in October, our thoughts naturally went to the girls we sponsor in Pakistan. Safeer Ullah Khan, our contact in Pakistan, assured us that all of the girls are safe. He reports that their education is not...Read More
When Amy Zehnder traveled to Tanzania two years ago, she prepared herself for an exciting photo safari. But she returned home with much more than pictures of wildlife, “I came back completely transformed by the people,” she says. A girl–to whom Amy refers to as her...Read More
Help Us Make Our First Ever Online Auction a Success! Education is our greatest hope in improving the quality of life for girls in underdeveloped and developing nations. When we educate a girl in the developing world, she gains self-determination and autonomy over her body....Read More
Join us in recognizing the United Nations’ first ever International Day of the Girl. We invite you to stand with Girls Education International as we celebrate girls around the world–the girls who dream of going to school, and of leading independent, fulfilling, and...Read More
You never know what will happen once you get involved with Girls Ed! Veronica Dolo came to GEI as a scholarship student from Grbanga, a town in central Liberia. Veronica graduated from high school just about the time the Girls Ed board decided to sponsor one girl for a post-secondary education. Veronica was highly recommended for not only her academic success, but for her drive and determination as well.
With tuition, fees and some living expenses from Girls Ed, Veronica began nursing school at Smythe Institute of Management and Technology in Monrovia in January of this year, carrying 18 credit hours.
Anne Rosenblum, a Liberia Now advisory board member and Education Team member , was able to meet with Veronica on a recent visit to Monrovia. She said “Veronica is a beautiful and vibrant girl who is very interested in learning and studying, and wants to be either a nurse or a doctor. She is extremely appreciative and knows she would not be able to go to high school or college without the help of Girls Ed.”
Rifat, 12, is the fourth in a family of five children. Since her father’s death several years ago, the household’s subsistence depends upon a meager pension and support from relatives. Rifat’s older sister was married young, and has a daughter. Her two elder brothers study at the secondary school in the neighboring village of Buchal, Pakistan.
When Rifat completed her primary school education two years ago her family felt that a primary level education was sufficient for a girl. Despite Rifat’s interest in continuing her studies, she was forced to work in the fields or at home instead. With support from GEI, Rifta now attends secondary school.
Gulzar, 16, is the youngest of seven children, none of whom have received secondary level education. Although her parents are alive, they are elderly. So Gulzar’s brothers are the breadwinners, working as daily wage laborers who earn enough to feed the family. One of her brothers is married with two children and they all live together in one house.
Gulzar completed her primary school education three years ago, but could not continue because her family could not afford it. Gulzar wanted to continue her studies, and knows that her education is very important. Gulzar is an ambitious girl who would like to have a job after her studies. Gulzar’s parents support her desire to be educated, but can’t assist financially. With support from GEI, Gulzar now attends secondary school.
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As part of our continued efforts to empower girls, we’re hoping to raise enough funds before year’s end to send more girls to school. Today, we’re launching our first ever online auction through eBay Giving Works. Join us this holiday season as you do your gift shopping. When you buy a gift through our online auction, you also give a gift: an education to a girl in Pakistan or Liberia.
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