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 females 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.

Board of Directors & Major Volunteers

Amy Lukau, Executive Director

Michelle Simmons, Board Chair

Rai Farrelly, Treasurer/Tanzania Project Manager

Mary Ann Williamson, Liberia Project Manager/Board Member

Steve Murchie, Pakistan Project Manager/Board Member

Loni Riley, Board Member

Eve Hersh, Board Member

Kristen Zelenka, Board Member

Lizzy Scully, Co-Founder (non-Board)

Heidi Wirtz, Co-Founder (non-Board)