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The Girls Education Initiative of Ghana - US (GEIG-US) supports girls education in Ghana and the US. GEIG-US advocates for inclusive education globally.

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Students Provided With Financial Scholarships From 6th Grade To University


Community Members Reached Annually Through Workshops And Training


Development Programs For Applicants


Communities Impacted in Ghana

Our Team

Elizabeth Patterson

Founder & President

Robert Bernstein

Board Director - Public Affairs

Why We Care

Globally, 65 million girls are not in school.

There are 31 million girls of primary school age not in school
Seventeen million of these girls will probably never attend school in their lifetimes.

Our Projects

Global Citizenship For Development

30 Girls In 20 Days Fundraising

GEIG-US Internship

Your Donations And Support Has Been Our Greatest Asset

We Have Gotten This Far & We Want To Support More


NGO Committee on Education Learning and Literacy

The use of Universal Design for Learning and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enable more accessible and cross-culturally collaborative learning environments for all learners, including those with disabilities, both in the U.S. and globally.

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ICT-Integrated Innovative Education

Global citizens understand their individual perspectives and actions impact the values and practices of the local and world community. Education for Global Citizenship (EGC) empowers learners to proactively participate in resolving challenges around them.

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Get A Free GEIG Book

​When you make a donation of $50 or more, we'll send you a free book! Just include the GEIG book in the "notes" section of your PayPal donation and we'll send you a copy of our students' authored book.

Good Friends & Big Dreams is a book of short stories written by the GEIG girls and others. Here's a quick guide of how your donation can help our students:

$50 -allows us to give away 10 free books to one of our partner schools

$200 -funds vacation classes reading club for cohort 2

$5,000 - provides service learning placements and activities for the 3 weeks for cohort 1

We appreciate your support!

Every student is NOW CONFIDENT about their FUTURE.

YOU and US made it HAPPEN

WE can DO more

Our Partners

Global Student Exchange (GSE)


GSE promotes global learning, leadership and American culture by providing educational opportunities for international secondary students. Since 2003, GSE has been involved with and the placement of international secondary students into high schools across the U.S. This is a college pathway program for students seeking to attend colleges and universities in the U.S.

Ramapo For Children


Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life. At the heart of our work is the conviction that all children seek the same things: to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo helps young people learn to align their behaviors with their aspirations.



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ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience

Person Centered Care Services


Person Centered Care Services is a nonprofit advocating for social change within communities by supporting different groups of people on their search for identity and acceptance.