Go Ghana Girls Fund

$20,070 of $18k goal

Raised by 171 people in 14 months
Tatiana Reis  BROOKLYN, NY
The story: On November 8th, 2015, I went to Ghana with a delegation to visit schools and assess their needs. This indelible experience not only touched my heart, it cracked it.

Gender inequality in Africa is rampant.  Girls are not encouraged nor have the means to get an education. In fact, only 3% of Ghanaian women go past secondary school to attain a higher education.

I am determined to make a dent in this unfortunate system.  There are girls yearning to get an education and change their destiny and the destiny of future girls to come.  However, they don't have the means.  

While on this life changing trip, I met two brilliant girls, Grace and Susan.  Their mission is to go to a 4 year university to become a nurse and a teacher, respectively. 


They have no chance to attend university without a sponsor.  Their plight seems to be impossible. In other words, their future will be bleak. They will end up with no true skills and follow the norm of getting married extremely early and subjected to the epidemic of domestic violence.  These girls want better!  They want to change what being a woman in Ghana means.


I am determined to help them.  By raising $18,000, it will cover all expenses to send both these girls to university this September for a four-year college degree.  Can you imagine the students they will eventually teach! The patients they will treat! The community they will help! The impact they will have on other girls!

This is year one for me. Please join my mission, become part of my community by starting with a ripple which has the potential to become an ocean wave in the years and decades to come.  GO GHANA GIRLS TO UNIVERSITY!

Help me change the world for these young women.  

What we need from you:  We have 54 days to make our this dream a reality. It will culminate with a local Brooklyn cocktail fundraiser on April, 7th 2016.  On April 7th 2016---we need to celebrate the fact that we are sending two girls to a four year university and getting them degrees to become role models of the Go Ghana Girls movement. 

How you can help?
Donate. Donate. Donate. Please spread the word within your social and business circles and all social media platforms.  Every donation will count and every dime with go to the girls education.

Our team
Life is full of kismet. Lucky for me I found a perfect partner with global consciousness and a passion for women's rights. Writer/director Sue Kramer is my co-chair in this entire venture. Years from now, we'll be able to say we started the GGG team. 


The Future of GGG:   Any funds that exceed our goal will go towards future Ghana Girls aspiring going to university.  Our future plan is to create a non-for-profit organization dedicated to putting girls through a 4 year University.  We will pursue local and international partnerships.  So in otherwords, keep donating and spreading the word.
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Update 13
Posted by Tatiana Reis
18 days ago
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Today is the anniversary of our "Go Ghana Girls" movement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and give you an update on Susan and Grace. They are both living in Kumasi, Ghana and working as pre-school teachers, preparing for college with prep courses getting them ready for University in September. They are working very hard. GEIG, the NGO we have partnered with has been supportive, caring for their academic and emotional needs.

In honor of our anniversary, we would love to share a new project that came out of Tatiana's initial experiences in Ghana.

Girls of Kumasi ( http://girlsofkumasi.com) is a project that uses mixed media and local materials to create portraits of 15 girls who are part of GEIG. G.O.K intends to portray their lives, aspirations and dreams through a process of co-creation between artist and subject. It brings to light concepts of identity and citizenship. It also embodies the struggle of gender equality worldwide and emphasizes the racial divide that is still so pervasive. Please take a look at the new project. Send your opinions, questions and feedback. We will keep you posted on the art opening as we continue our plight to bring focus to these young women of Ghana.

Thank you!
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Update 12
Posted by Tatiana Reis
6 months ago
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In honor of International Girls Day, here is an update on our Go Ghana Girls.

We learned the hard way, that it is extremely hard for the girls to be immediately admitted to good college in Ghana when you come from a rural area, such as Odumase-Krobo. After much research and expert advice we have partnered with a small and honest NGO (non-governmental agency) called GIEG (Girls Education Initiative in Ghana) located in Kumasi. They will help us manage the fund in the most efficient manner for the girls. This partnership came with no extra fee for GGG, preserving the entirety of the funds for the girls’ education. GEIG has been active for over three years both in Ghana and in the USA and has collected many accolades along the way for the exceptional work they do with girls’ education in Ghana.

Upon graduation from high school in June, Suzy and Grace remained in Odumase-Krobo, their hometown, for the summer, where they worked and helped their families. Once September came, they moved to Kumasi. They are currently under the care of GEIG. It is here, they are working as pre-school teachers, allowing them to earn money while being tutored to prepare them for next exams which will allow them the entrance at the very good public university. Simultaneously, they are actively mentoring younger girls who are part of GEIG Program and by doing so, feeling empowered and excited about their future.

Because of GGG, they have a choice, a future and dreams that will become realities. We thank everyone for your patience and your support of this arduous but very worthwhile project. Tatiana and Sue
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Update 11
Posted by Tatiana Reis
12 months ago
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Today is the end of GGG 2016 campaign! We surpassed our goal all because of all of you! WE will be sending two brilliant girls to university and have a small jump start on the campaign for next year! For this is just the beginning of our journey as we are determined to make a continual change! Thank you for being our "village" that helps others in need. Thank you for being part of our ripple of hope that will become an wave of female empowerment. #gratefulbeyondwords Tatiana and Sue
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Update 10
Posted by Tatiana Reis
13 months ago
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We did it!!!! To quote Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world" - We are sending Grace & Susan to university thanks to all of you! Sue Kramer and I are overwhelmed with emotion. You are all part of a powerful ripple that will hopefully become an ocean wave of change for women in Ghana. We will continue to accept donations for all monies will go toward the next girls! Thank you for being part of the GGG movement. Our hearts runneth over. History has been made today and you are all part of it!
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Marilyn Mehr
6 months ago

Congratulations on making this partnership. Yes, you're learning, but the girls are still benefitting. Keep on, Keep on! Marilyn Mehr

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$20,070 of $18k goal

Raised by 171 people in 14 months
Created February 13, 2016
SK
$25
Susanna Kohn
12 months ago

What a beautiful project!

JN
$50
Jennifer Nelson
12 months ago
NM
$100
Nancy Marwin
12 months ago
$200
Anonymous
12 months ago
FE
$100
Fabiana Esteves
12 months ago
SK
$100
susan kaplow
12 months ago
LM
$100
linda mcewan
12 months ago
MF
$50
Marian Fontana
12 months ago
AV
$50
Anitha V
12 months ago
LC
$25
Lily Chai
12 months ago

Go Ghana Girls, good luck!!

Marilyn Mehr
6 months ago

Congratulations on making this partnership. Yes, you're learning, but the girls are still benefitting. Keep on, Keep on! Marilyn Mehr

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