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QUALITY EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT AND OUR PASSION

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR THE EDUCATION AND LITERACY OF AFRICAN GIRLS INC. [GIFTED]

location_on United States
GIFTED is an int'l non-profit organization that advocates for the EDUCATION of the African Girl-Child. Our mission is summarized in the following bullet points: - Develop PASSION FOR EDUCATION in African girls - Offer EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS to African girls - Provide FREE EDUCATION by building schools in Africa for Girls - Inspire the global community to SUPPORT EDUCATION for African girls
DR. ED ILECHUKWU is the Founding President and currently the CEO of GIFTED
At GIFTED, we believe that "WHEN YOU EDUCATE A CHILD, YOU EDUCATE THE WORLD' because we know that as Nelson Mandela said: 'EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!".

DR. ED ILECHUKWU is the Founding President and currently the CEO of GIFTED

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STUDENTS
Target Group
1 000
Children/Users
2
Countries
2014
Established
Not-for-profit
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Updated on June 6th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

GIFTED was born on 15 April 2014, after 276 girls were kidnapped from a high School in Nigeria by terrorists; it was on the news all around the world. Some of the world’s most disadvantaged children with regards to access to quality education is in the continent of Africa, due to cultural gender discrimination. Gifted looks to change this by creating a welcoming atmosphere for girls to learn.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Gifted partners with schools in Africa to sponsor girl students through scholarships. We help renovate dilapidated educational infrastructure, by attarcting investors to donate. In the near future, we seek to build SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS [STEM] LABS for GIFTED PARTNER SCHOOLS (G.P.S) in Africa, as well as building & furnishing student Libraries. We also organize quarterly Science Fairs on school grounds for science inclined students. We Coach students on farming & agricultural techniques, finance COMPUTER & SCIENCE EQUIPMENT for some girl high schools in Africa. We also project to secure real estate (land/building) somewhere in Africa, for our long term goals. Gifted is a key organization that continually advocates for the education of the girl-child through attending seminars, conferences one-to-one outreaches, memberships in international bodies (UN, UNICEF).

How has it been spreading?

Since inception, Gifted has been able to advocate for the eduation of the girl child in over 5 continents. We have attracted the attention of government officials in different countries to the exceptional work that we do, which has caused some policy changes in favor of girl child education. We have partnered with schools in Africa, and have made very good contacts that will allow us reach girls directly in funding their education through each of our many projects. The COVID-19 pandemic did affect our operations adversely by crippling our financial sources, not allowing us to meet up with our financial obligations, as donors who made promises here and there were not able to fulfill them. It is only now that we are trying to pick up from where we left out.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

We welcome your efforts in any way possible by either joining forces in partnership with our organization to extend your voice in support of the eduaction of the African girl child; or you can support one of our projects, and also bring to the table interested parties who may be willing to donate to our cause. At GIFTED, we believe that when we educate a girl, we educate the world.

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May 2022
BOOKS FOR PEACE AWARD.PNG
May 2022
Forwarded from Prof. Antonio Imeneo (linkedin.com/in/prof-antonio-imeneo-a39620b1): Dear Winner BOOKS Special Award for PEACE 2019, I am pleased, happy and honored to put your name in the big BOOKS for PEACE family. Culture is a fundamental element to understand others, to integrate the "different", culture is the fundamental element to accept the diversity of peoples, to really be ALL BROTHERS and SISTERS on this earth, under this sky. The BOOKS for PEACE award has this goal, culture as a seed of peace. Thank you for the excellent work you have done in the service of humanity, thank you for what you are doing and for all you are doing. Together we can be stronger, WE will always be next to you. I hope that from next year you will work with us as a member of the BOOKS for PEACE International Commission for your country, we must promote and reward the art and culture of human rights. We must stimulate and reward all those who carry out daily activities of peace and solidarity in favor of others. Help us to spread your BOOKS for PEACE prize with press articles through your country's newspapers, spread your awards through posts on your social media, BOOKS for PEACE will be your home and your brothers' house. Please send me all the material that will be published on social media and in the press about BOOKS for PEACE 2019, we will insert it on our website. Congratulations, I'm happy for you. God bless you and your family booksforpeace.altervista.org FUNVIC EUROPE / UNESCO BFUCA is at your complete disposal, if you like to collaborate with us, send your email (info@funviceuropa.com) your humanitarian activities in word / pdf format together with your organization's logo in jpg format send us your web / social address, we will insert your social activities and your organization on our website: funviceuropa.altervista.org. The whole world will know your great work of peace. Thank you for your Peace work GOD BLESS YOU ALL
May 2022
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