Grant Amount: $50,000 over 2 years
Grantee Website: girlrising.org/
Areas of Impact: Education & Literacy, Gender Equality
Mission of Girl Rising
Girl Rising’s mission is to use the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education.
This project provides adolescents, educators, parents, and community members with the resources, training, and skills to improve education quality, remove education barriers, and create new advocates for gender equality.
Why We Love This
Adolescent girls are at the heart of the gender-based inequity in education. We love Girl Rising’s targeted focus on girls who live and study in environments that are hostile to their schooling and development. This project provides training and mentoring to teachers and school administrators, provides financial support to adolescent girls and parents, and facilitates the inclusion of menstrual health and mental health to the curriculum. Girl Rising also energizes entire communities to advocate for the continued schooling of girls by changing attitudes and social norms around girls' education, child marriage, and marital violence.