Yesterday 7th, February 2019 was a historic day at Girls Education Mission International as the Organisation won a grant from the TY Danjuma Foundation for the 2019 Grant cycle. The Executive Director of Girls Education Mission International, Mrs. Keturah Shammah have earlier before the grantee training was issued with a congratulatory letter by the TY Danjuma Foundation which was read in Part; “Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that following the site visit in December 2018, the Board of the TY Danjuma Foundation has awarded a grant …..to your organisation in the 2019 Grant Cycle”. Mrs. Shammah signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Foundation and later on received the Grant Award certificate by the Foundation A.g Executive Director, Gima H. Forj. The Grantees training had also in attendance, the Admin/Finance Officer Ms. Itswell Y. Magyaring as well as the Strategy/ICT officer Mr, Kyuni D. Samuel of Girls Education Mission International.
The Grant which is mainly to implement the “Girls Education Now Or Never” will support the education of poor orphan girls who are victims of violence in the internally displaced communities of Bassa, Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Governments of Plateau Nigeria with books, shoes, socks mathset Uniform and sanitary pads. The aim of this project according to Keturah is to improve enrollment, retention and completion rate of poor orphan girls.
Responding to the grant award, Shammah expressed gratitude to the TY Danjuma Foundation for founding her organisation worthy for the 2019 grant cycle. She said, ” It is a milestone to us as an organisation to have been selected as one of the top 5 of over hundred organisations to be funded by the Foundation. And because of that, we are committed to do more to ensure that we plant an investment that will last in the lives of our beneficiaries”.