The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a US based non-profit orgnization, EDsnaps. This partnership seeks to pave the way for GEIG students to access STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) lessons and professional opportunities for free.
EDsnaps was founded in the United States in 2014 and has since then strived to inspire local STEM learners to become global STEM leaders. Dr. Cappendijk, founder of EDsnaps and a neurologist is dedicated to helping girls unlock their potential by realizing the power of the brain. Her organization aims to provide girls with a safe platform where they can learn, develop, explore and make mistakes within a safe and supportive environment.
GEIG’s collaboration with EDsnaps kicks off with an initial cohort of six (6) girls from the Central University of Ghana. The girls will go through an international leadership program at the end of which they will have the opportunity to apply for virtual internships in the United States. The sessions are taking place virtually through zoom due to the current pandemic. As part of the program, participants will also receive training on resume writing.
Going forward, both organizations seek to support each other in all activities that will help achieve their mutual goal of unlocking the unique potential of these young women. Where possible, GEIG will provide virtual hosting events for EDsnaps public information sessions and leadership programs in the countries where GEIG currently operates. EDsnaps will in turn provide qualified and trusted facilitators who have experience working in the programs.
In addition, both organizations will promote each other’s works publicly via their networks. They also hope to deepen the partnership by exploring other areas of mutually beneficial engagement.
The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG is an NGO whose main aim is to provide equal access to education for young girls in underserved communities and those with disabilities. GEIG has supported 36 young women transition from basic education to tertiary since its founding in 2014. GEIG’s programs and activities reach thousands of people annually.