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Obama Foundation’s launch of the Global Girls Alliance

THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD IS ONLY AS BRIGHT AS OUR GIRLS

Today, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world aren’t in school.

The Global Girls Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation, seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, allowing them to achieve their full potential and transform their families, communities, and countries. We engage people around the world to take action to help adolescent girls and the grassroots leaders working to educate them.

The Global Girls Alliance aims to lift up the work being done around the world to empower adolescent girls through education by:

  • Inspiring, empowering, and connecting grassroots leaders
    The Foundation wants to ensure that those on the front lines are supported with effective strategies to enhance and scale their work. We created an online network to connect leaders to one another so they can share best practices, resources, encouragement, and ideas.
  • Driving specific commitments through GoFundMe
    These grassroots leaders need more than visibility and connections to one another—they need financial support. To close this gap, the Foundation worked with GoFundMe to launch the Global Girls Alliance Fund, a fund that will directly support grassroots leaders working on girls education. Donations to the fund may be general or designated by donors for specific projects listed on the Global Girls Alliance GoFundMe page.
  • Inspiring and challenging young people in the developed world to join us
    We want young people in the United States and around the world to learn about this issue and get involved. From encouraging young people to share a presentation on this issue at school to collaborating with girl group organizations who have expanded their programming to include work on adolescent girls education, the Foundation is offering resources to help young people turn their passion about this issue into action.

Working together, we can increase support for and awareness of community programs that are making a difference, spark a vibrant global discussion on adolescent girls and the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential, and provide opportunities for global citizens to take action.

Learn more about the Global Girls Alliance, and how you can be an ally today:

 

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