GO Girls!

Strength. Education. Opportunity.

Globally, there are 62 million girls out of school and millions more at-risk for dropping out. Without education, their lives become extremely difficult. In developing countries, the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 is pregnancy and complications from childbirth. 1 in 3 girls is married before the age of 18. The average age of a prostitute is 13-14 years old. Overall, 70% of the world’s poor are women and girls. GO Campaign is dedicated to bringing these girls the strength, the education, and the opportunity they need to break this cycle of poverty and gender discrimination. The GO Girls! initiative is our commitment to empower girls, one community at a time. Through our grantmaking, we are working to improve girls’ lives every day. Since 2006, we have partnered with Local Heroes in Cambodia, Kenya, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Nepal with targeted projects to reach the most marginalized girls. Join us in the movement. Empower a girl today.

Girls Empowered

Life and Hope Association, Cambodia

In Cambodia, poor families are unable to educate all their children and too often they choose not to pay for their daughters’ schooling. GO Campaign has been a long-time supporter of LHA’s Program Advancing Girls’ Education (PAGE). Since its launch in 2012, LHA has helped girls complete their secondary school education. GO Campaign’s support was critical to helping LHA expand the program’s capacity and providing the girls with a safe home while they pursue their academic dreams.

Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, Kenya

In Kibera, adolescent girls are dropping out of school at a higher rate than their male peers. GO Campaign is partnering with KGSA to change this statistic. GO’s support is ensuring that girls have access to learning science, mentors, fieldtrips, and micro-loans. We are excited to develop the next generation of girl leaders in Kenya.

General Welfare Pratisthan, Nepal

In Nepal, families often marry off their daughters as child brides or sell them to traffickers. GWP is committed to changing these economic realities and elevating the social status of all Nepali females in the process. GO Campaign is proud to be a long-time supporter of GWP’s girls’ empowerment and microloan program. In 2015 alone, our funds supported 92 girls groups which established 122 businesses directly impacting 236 girls and enabling them to employ 436 people in their community. These girls are now respected community members, role models, and leaders.

What's next:

GO Campaign is committed to empowering girls every day! Looking ahead, we are considering so many more exciting projects. In the DRC, we are not going to let puberty be a barrier to a girl’s education. In Nepal, we want to preventing new forms of sex trafficking. In India, we want to empower girls through soccer. With your continued support, we can do so much more! Join us!

We are happy to tailor opportunities based on interest and budget. But it always starts with a conversation.

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