Give Girls A Chance is a grassroots organization dedicated to championing gender equality in education in Nigeria. We focus on investing in girls and young women because our experience over the past three years shows that their empowerment, through education, has positive benefits that extend beyond the individuals to their families and the communities that we work in.
2019 was an exciting year for GGAC. Through our Literacy Program aimed at promoting a love for reading, writing and the fine arts, we reached over 1,000 students across 3 of our partner schools. Our annual Essay Competition attracted over 100 submissions, the highest we have had since we started running the competition in 2017. Through our Menstrual Hygiene Campaign, we conducted a survey of over 100 girls and young women across 2 of our partner schools. Based on the results of the survey, we designed a seminar that was delivered to over 350 students to mark the celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Awareness day globally. At the event, in partnership with the Water Support Charity Organization, we distributed 100 sanitary kits (with pads, soap, and deodorant) to girls who attended the seminar. Given the positive response to the campaign, in 2020, GGAC has decided to expand the campaign into a permanent Menstrual Hygiene Management Program that runs all year round.
We also partnered with Genuine Womanhood Initiative to organize a Finishing School Program for SS3 students in Enugu. The program included etiquette lessons and life skills seminars at preparing the girls and young women to become conscientious and participatory citizens as they move out into the adult world. We also partnered with Adeiza Gaming to host our first Family Fun Fair to mark the end of the school year with our GGAC girls and their families.
To learn more about what we were up to in 2019 and get a sneak peek at our plans for 2020, check out our 2019 Annual Report.