Educate a woman, you educate a nation.

–Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy President 4th annual Women’s Parliament Conference


Mission & Vision

Mission: The mission of Girls Education International is to expand and support educational opportunities for underserved girls and women in remote and undeveloped regions of the world.

Vision: Girls Education International envisions a world where educational opportunities for women and girls are equal to those typically afforded boys and men, and thus provide the foundation for healthier and prosperous societies that reflect their unique cultural differences.

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Since its inception in November 2006, GEI has been hard at work partnering with local organizations to bring education to girls and women in underserved areas. Currently we partner with nonprofit organizations in Pakistan, Liberia, and Tanzania.

Board of Directors & Major Volunteers

Raichle (Rai) Farrelly, Executive Director and Tanzania Project Manager

Steve Murchie, Board Chair and Pakistan Project Manager

Mary Ann Williamson, Board Member and Liberia Project Manager

Loni Riley, Treasurer and Board Member

Eve Hersh, Advisory Board Member

Lizzy Scully, Co-Founder (non-Board)

Heidi Wirtz, Co-Founder (non-Board)