Assisting Communities

& Changing Young Lives in 2018

The need is great. The demand is deafening.

The solutions are relatively simple.

Will you help?

 GSGC’s fiscal year ends October 31 – gifts received prior to that time allow us to plan a powerful 2018 agenda.

Our goal: $30,000 by October 31, 2017

Thank you for supporting our work in Southern Africa, where vulnerable girls are desperate for help. They must struggle for education, and strive to create a life of dignity for themselves and their family.

Why? Too-rapid economic changes and HIV/AIDS have ravaged small rural communities. The culture allows males to dominate and prey upon girls, and a girl’s education is not valued.

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But you are making a difference – GSGC’s success is remarkable! Where once community elders viewed us with skepticism, they now implore us to expand our community-driven programs.

"We see the GSGC clubs making a big difference – the girls you mentor take their studies more seriously. Other girls may get pregnant and drop out, but those you support work hard toward better opportunities. We need more of these clubs!"  - Mr. Q. Ncube, Headman of small community near Victoria Falls

“Six of the eight girls in my club who graduated last year have been accepted into college! As less than 1% of either boys or girls living in southern Zambia study beyond high school, this is huge!”- Auntie Gloria Mubita, Believe Club

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This year GSGC served 245 girls through 15 clubs with no more than 16 members. They meet frequently and consistently. Each club has an “Auntie”, or mentor, who sees each girl, hears her, and believes in her. It’s a field-proven recipe, built on relationships – and it works.

Now it’s time for us to do more. In honor of the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl on October 11, GSGC is stepping up our game.

We want to support more clubs. It’s simply more cost-effective when each GSGC-trained Auntie can mentor several groups, and the ripple effects will reach far and wide in African communities.

Although girls’ clubs have become GSGC’s primary focus, that’s not all that we do. Working with boys also helps to empower girls and stabilize communities. Prince “Smokey” Dube, a powerhouse on our African ground team, created this short video to explain the need.

Will you join us as we expand? Here’s how:

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Spread the word through social media and email; ask your friends to give.

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Gather your friends.  Do something fun and raise funds as a group.

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Offer to match your contacts’ donations.

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Adopt a girl for one year at $45 per month, or an entire club for $8,000.

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Travel to Africa, and see the changes GSGC makes with your own eyes! Read more here.

The need is great. The demand is deafening.

The solutions are relatively simple.

Will you help?

 GSGC’s fiscal year ends October 31 – gifts received prior to that time allow us to plan a powerful 2018 agenda.

Our goal: $30,000 by October 31, 2017

Thank you for your continued dedication to GSGC!

As a few dedicated donors cover 100% of GSGC’s overhead, every dollar you invest will directly support programs on the ground. It’s a tremendous return!

“Most people can’t comprehend what our girls face. I took this photo as these two stopped in the bush to study, on their 6 mile walk home from school. Once home, even the youngest girls face backbreaking chores, and there is no electricity for night-time study.  Girls clubs offer the support they need to keep going.”

- Smokey Dube, GSGC staff

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“Because of the club, I now know that my life was not a mistake.”
- Theresa, a 14-year old girl enjoying your support since 2015