The Global Initiative to End Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

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GIGREE is implementing a one-year project (September 2023-August 2024) in Benue State,
Nigeria with support from Mundo Cooporante, an organization based in Madrid Spain. This
project, "The Global Initiative to End Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation" is being
implemented by our organization in Benue State Nigeria as "Leave no Girl Behind ". This
initiative aims to encourage school retention and completion by adolescent girls to delay
marriage. This initiative has the following activities:
1. Payment of tuition fees for 60 primary schools and 50 secondary school girls for a session (1
year)
2. Distribution of customized school bags, books, and stationery.
3. Creation of school clubs as safe spaces for them to learn about their sexuality including
prevention of early/unplanned pregnancy.
4. Launching of the school buddy initiative. These school buddies are volunteers from the
community who will be volunteering to support these girls with schoolwork and motivate them
to complete school.
5. Economic empowerment initiative to support parents/guardians of the
participants/beneficiaries so they can continue to have income/livelihood to help the girls
through school once the grant period is over, more like sustainability.