Starfish International’s mission is to establish a state of the art academy of excellence that will provide the Gambian girl-child an advanced education from pre-school to graduate school. By providing a diverse staff from around the world, experts in their respective fields, Starfish hopes to give the Gambian girls an unparalleled educational experience.
Spotlight on Girls Television & New Media is a TV- video and film forum where the visionaries and the resilient tell stories that transform lives. Spotlight brings a distinct, authentic -girl's voice- to public discussions of issues that affect the lives of young women.
Spotlight on Girls television crews in numerous cities invite viewers to see through the lenses of girls who convey powerful messages that can uplift millions. Shows expose and counteract the perpetuation of gender-based stereotypes in the media. The Spotlight advocacy framework prepares young women to become social change agents in their communities and within the broadcast communications industry.
She's the First promotes the importance of educating girls, especially in the developing world. We sponsor girls around the globe by encouraging young women to unlock the power of their social networks and creatively fundraise, giving underprivileged girls the means to break barriers and become the "first" to achieve their special goals.
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Tammy Tibbetts (Activist/Leader/Founder of She’s the First)
Many girls who attend primary school in East Africa struggle to become literate. They are expected to perform household chores, such as fetching water, collecting firewood, and planting beans, instead of pursuing their studies. SHARE is edicated to addressing this problem by empowering girls in Africa through education. SHARE has created 4 libraries, equipped with a total of 23,000 books and serving more than 3000 students in rural Tanzania.
In Africa, SHARE:
- runs girls reading classes
- renovates schools & builds libraries
- trains teachers
- and more!
In the US, SHARE:
- spreads awareness & raise funds to support work in Africa
- conducts book and school-supply drives & ships donations to Africa
- operates a Pen Pal Program
- and more!
Richard’s Rwanda is a group of Seattle students who are working together to support Rwandan girls’ education. We provide financial support to low-income girls in the rural area of Nyamata to enable them to complete their primary education and six years of secondary school. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Markowitz, a freshman at Garfield High School in Seattle Washington, established Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE in October 2006 to help Rwandan girls receive the education they deserve.
The organization’s objectives include reducing the gender discrimination that prevents girls from completing primary and secondary education, developing an on-going cross-cultural exchange program between high school students in Seattle, WA and primary and secondary girls in Nyamata and Kigali Rwanda and supporting the mentorship provided by girls from Fawe Girls School in the Rwandan capital Kigali, to low income girls in the rural district of Nyamata.