Education is the key to unlocking a better and more equal world, meaning that investing in girls’ education has the potential to transform the future.
The Girls Education & Empowerment Fund (GEEFund) is not a short-term fix. In order to achieve long-term change, we need a long-term plan. This is why GEEFund is designed to empower an entire generation of girls to finish school, pursue the life she wants, and own the decisions that will shape her future. With your help, we can create lasting change for all. A better now for her is a better future for everyone.
Join a growing community of committed pledgers in creating lasting change for girls. Your five-year pledge of $5,000/year will be leveraged to unlock multimillion dollar grants from powerful institutions.
Contact our Philanthropy team, Steffi Chang and Zachary Fletcher, today to find out how you can transform the girls’ lives through the gift of education.
Investing in girls’ education is life-changing for girls themselves – but the ripple effect it can have for entire communities and countries is truly transformative for the whole world.
Educating girls leads to:
- multi-generational change
- improved economic outcomes and employment opportunities
- more children surviving infancy and growing up healthy
- stopping child marriage and reducing early pregnancy
- mitigating climate change.
In 2003, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan declared that “to educate girls is to reduce poverty.” We now know that an educated girl is more likely to invest in herself, her health, her family and her community, which translates to more money invested in economies.
When girls can get an education, manage their health, live free from violence, and pursue their dreams, they can take their rightful place as equals. Investing in girls is the most effective way to bring about positive change for everyone.
More than 20 million girls are expected to lose access to their education permanently following the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s in addition to the 130 million girls already missing out on an education.
Not only are these girls being denied the education they need to create a life they want, they’re being denied crucial support services that help protect them from gender-based violence, child marriage and the loss of their reproductive rights.
Because of the setback in girls’ education, the next decade could see:
- 31 million more cases of gender-based violence
- 13 million more cases of child marriage
- 7 million more cases of unintended pregnancy
- 2 million more cases of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Unless we act now, and protect girls access to education.
- United Nations Development Program
- World Food Program
- Asia Development Bank
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Fund isn’t a short-term fix – it’s a giving initiative designed to support an entire generation of girls to finish school, choose their own futures, and transform the lives of generations to come.
BECAUSE A BETTER NOW FOR HER MEANS A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE.
How can I get involved?
Every girl has the right to go to school, pursue the life she wants, and own the decisions that will shape her future. Only then can we achieve lasting change for all.
If you would like to be part of making this a reality, please contact our Philanthropy Team, Steffi Chang and Zachary Fletcher, by emailing [email protected] or fill out the form below.