Who We Are
Founded in 2016, Give Girls A Chance is an organisation dedicated to increasing young girls' access to quality education in Nigeria. We work directly with students in four secondary schools in the Abuja area, providing comprehensive support to girls between the ages of 10 and 19 years from low-income families. With a team of dedicated mentors and volunteers, we provide scholarships, mentorships, and guidance, and address issues related to lack of access, low levels of awareness of the importance of education, and poor infrastructure of educational institutions.
Through our efforts, we aim to:
Educate: We partner with schools, sponsors, and local organizations to equip the girls with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed.
Mentor: We link the girls in our programs to qualified and capable mentors to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being.
Empower: We offer programs and scholarships to improve comprehension and literacy levels and emphasize the benefits of getting a quality education.
GGAC's Theory of Change
At present, young girls in Nigeria from low-income families face many barriers to accessing educational opportunities. Major barriers include the burdens of school fees, the perceived lesser value of girl-child education in comparison to sending boys to school, menstruation stigma, and challenges in school infrastructure. Intervening at only a single point is insufficient for ensuring that girls stay in school and receive a quality education.
We acknowledge that these barriers are interrelated and require intervention at multiple levels simultaneously: the girl-child, families and communities, schools, and Nigerian society at large. By offering multi-stakeholder interventions centered around the girls participating in our programs, we build an ecosystem of support around the girl-child.
The world will never realize 100 percent of its goals if 50 percent of its people cannot realize their full potential. When we unleash the power of women, we can secure the future for all.
Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary-General of the UN
Our mission is to improve the lives of Nigerian girls and young women through access to quality education and skills training. We aim to do this by addressing issues related to lack of access to and low levels of awareness of the importance of education and skills training for women, and the poor infrastructure of educational institutions in Nigeria.
By the year 2025, we aim to see an additional 1,000 girls stay enrolled in and graduate from primary and secondary schools, and acquire relevant vocational skills. 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.