Film. Auction. Action.

Girls Education International held our annual fundraising in October on the CU campus. We screened the documentary “A SMALL ACT”, had fantastic food and drink as well as an amazing silent auction. Those who missed it really missed out!

Sponsors include: Bhakti Chai, Barefoot Wines, GlobeMed and Boldface Design Group.

The Mad Tour: Madaleine Sorkin slide shows

Professional rock climber Madaleine Sorkin held a multi-media slide show tour across the Midwest and East Coast June, 2011. Current tour sponsors included Evolv, Rab, Kelty, Maxim ropes, and Stonewear Designs. Madeleine shared her numerous big wall free climbing adventures from Zion’s Moonlight Buttress and Yosemite’s El Capitan to Mt. Probiscus in the northernmost region of Canada.

All raffle and auction proceeds were donated to Girls Education International. Thanks Madeleine!

For more information on the tour, please visit:

“Madaleine Sorkin stands closer to the cutting edge of gnarly,
difficult, traditional, free climbs than most.”
—ROCK & ICE Magazine

A SMALL ACT Film Screening in SLC a success

A Small Act Screening 3.8.11 @ Brewvies, Salt Lake CityOur screening of the documentary film A SMALL ACT on International Women’s Day — March 8th — at Brewvies Cinema Pub was a great success.

Stay tuned for details on a screening in Boulder this fall.

A SMALL ACT is the inspiring story of how one person’s generosity presents some young Kenyans the chance to continue their education. More about the film here.

Girls Ed Adds Liberia Project to Global Giving Site

We are happy to announce that we have added our Liberia program to the Global Giving web site. Our Pakistan project drive in September was a huge success, raising enough money to educate 30 Pakistani girls for one year. We’re now looking to raise funds to send our 47 Liberian girls to school for a year. Click here to donate to our Challenge page now!

We hope to expand the program to eventually include 100 girls, and to offer all our girls an after-school reproductive health education class, a library of school-related materials, meals, and a weekend tutoring program. The addition of a reproductive health education program and stipends to pay all the girls’ educational needs will cost an additional $17,000 per year. For the latest update on our project, click here to read our spring 2010 newsletter.

Global Giving Challenge Results

In September we participated in the Global Giving Open Challenge. Through the Challenge, 101 donors helped us raise $7, 320! This money will go towards our program in Pakistan, where we are sending 30 girls to middle school.

We’d like to take the opportunity to deeply thank our supporters for their generosity!

High schoolers raise money for Girls Ed project in Liberia

Led by Clara Grainger and Kaziah White, juniors at Fairview High School in South Boulder, Colo., the club Leaping for Liberia (LEAP) raised nearly $600 for the Girls Education International (GEI) scholarship program in Liberia. LEAP meets once each week over the lunch hour, during the school year. The group of up to 70 students usually discusses where they want the money they raise to go, any upcoming fundraisers, and ideas for new ways to raise money. Girls Ed recently caught up with the two 16-year-old leaders of the group to ask them a few questions about LEAP. Read the full article.

(Past Event) Climb Towards Inspiration with Heidi Wirtz
Thursday, 2.17.11 @ CU Boulder ATLAS 100 Building

Heidi Wirtz at CU Boulder, Feb 17 at 7:30Join GlobeMed in welcoming committed female climber, women’s activist and GEI co-Founder Heidi Wirtz as she speaks about finding her inspiration to help educate underprivileged girls in Pakistan and Liberia.

Wirtz is a professional climber who has climbed throughout North and South America, north Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the past 15 years.

Thursday, Feb 17th
Atlas 100 Building
CU Boulder Campus

Are you interested in a presentation by GEI members to your organization, school or business? Find out more about engaging a speaker, or holding your own fundraising project.