Global Girls and Global Guys UNITE (GGU) is a club that empowers girls and boys here in the United States to experience their personal power as change agents in the world.
Our GGU teams work to achieve three main goals:
- Education (learning about life in East Africa)
- Connection (creating personal relationships with peers in Tanzania)
- Fundraising (coming up with unique and impactful ways to mobilize their communities).
100% of funds raised by Global Girls directly supports UNITE’s work to advance community health and education programs with our partner NGOs throughout Tanzania.
Read our Global Girl UNITE Covenants.
The Gifts of Global Girls UNITE
In 2009, GGU raised enough funds to purchase 500 bednets for the villages of Mvuleni and Nganjoni in the Kilimanjaro District. In 2010, they raised $2500 to send 85 girls from the SEGA School in Central Tanzania to see the ocean for the first time ever. In 2012 they have raised $2000 to date to purchase obstetric supplies and educational materials for our new midwifery training program run with Dr. Goodluck Kessy in Moshi. They have created “All About Me” books, they have made videos, they’ve sung — for Americans and Tanzanians alike, and their gifts keep flowing! Hongera sana GGU! (Congratulations!)
“Any one of us, however small and helpless we may feel, can spark unimagined changes. Today’s small act of kindness can become tomorrow’s whirlwind of human progress.”
–Mawi Asgedom, author Of Beetles & Angels