In Nigeria, less than half of all school-age girls are enrolled in, and graduate, from school. At Give Girls A Chance (GGAC), we believe that educating girls is the single most powerful investment to shape a better future for Nigeria. We started in 2016 with the goal of increasing young girls’ access to quality education in Nigeria. Our team of dedicated mentors and volunteers work directly with girls in four secondary school in the Abuja area, providing scholarships, mentorships, and guidance. 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.
In Nigeria, less than half of all school-age girls are enrolled in, and graduate, from school. At Give Girls A Chance (GGAC), we believe that educating girls is the single most powerful investment to shape a better future for Nigeria. We started in 2016 with the goal of increasing young girls’ access to quality education in Nigeria. Our team of dedicated mentors and volunteers work directly with girls in four secondary school in the Abuja area, providing scholarships, mentorships, and guidance.
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.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
This year, we're coming together under the theme "ChooseToChallenge" to recognize that as individuals, we can all choose to challenge the inequalities we see in our communities.
Join us on Monday, March 8th as we celebrate women's achievements and work to create a gender equal world. Take a photo with your hand raised to show that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality.
After you strike the pose, send us your photo or tag us @ggac_ng on social media. Let's change the world together!
#IWD Through the Years
Since 2017, Give Girls A Chance has joined the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day through events, publications and advocacy. Below, you'll find photos and summaries from our past campaigns.
2017's theme was a reminder that each one of us — with women, men and non-binary people joining forces — can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.
GGAC took a bold step to expand our program for working with 10 primary school girls to 40 primary and secondary school girls across two schools. We doubled our efforts and saw improved attendance and grades and higher scores on our wellbeing survey.
2018's “Press for Progress”was a reminder that individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean. Through collaboration, our collective action powers equality worldwide.
GGAC heeded the call by recommitting to press for progress for the millions of Nigerian girls currently out of school. Our Women’s Day event had over 100 guests in attendance. We also hosted a Mentor’s Circle to foster conversations between our girls and their mentors and other professional women.
In 2019, the theme focused on promoting a future in which men and women are equal in professional status, media perception, government positions, and more.
GGAC teamed up with Griot Studios and PAGED Initiative to host a mini-film festival featuring three films that depict women and girls as doers and resilient members of society. All screenings were followed by interactive dialogues aimed at inspiring girls and women to see themselves as important members of society.
2020’s “Each for Equal” drew attention to the idea that gender inequality isn’t a women’s issue, but an economic one — as gender equality is essential for communities to thrive.
Limited in our ability to host a physical event due to the pandemic, GGAC leveraged our social channels to share perspectives on why advancing gender equality in education in Nigeria is crucial for a stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable country.