The primary mission of Give Girls A Chance is to increase access to quality education for girls across Nigeria. We aim to do this by addressing issues related to lack of access, low levels of awareness of the importance of education, and poor infrastructure of educational institutions.
By the year 2020, we aim to see an additional 200 girls stay enrolled in and graduate from primary and secondary schools, and hopefully continue on to higher education. In addition, we aim to improve the operational capacity of at least 10 primary and secondary schools across Nigeria to enable them improve the quality of services they offer to all of their students.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
At Give Girls A Chance we are proud of the fact that our approach contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Nigerian context.
One of our primary focal areas will be to provide mentoring opportunities to girls to improve their mental, physical and emotional well-being
We advocate for the importance of girl child education in Nigeria by providing scholarships and partnering with schools to upgrade the quality of services offered
We aim to bridge the educational gender gap between males and females by working to increase tertiary enrollment rates of female students
We partner with schools, sponsors, and local organizations to equip the girls with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed
We link the girls in our programs to qualified and capable mentors to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being
We offer programs and scholarships to improve comprehension and literacy levels and emphasize the benefits of getting a quality education
Our approach is to provide comprehensive support to girls between the ages of 10 and 19 years from low-income families as well as to systematically develop the schools in the communities in which we work.
We provide comprehensive support to girls in three main ways:
through community and family engagement
by providing need-based scholarships
by providing mentoring
At Give Girls A Chance, there will be a particular focus on technology and we will work to equip schools with computer facilities and initiate coding training programs that will equip the girls with technological skills to enable them compete with their peers across the country and the continent.