Allaying Disparities in Education Facing Women and Children in Rural Kenya
The Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative that strives to break the cycle of poverty and its effects in rural Kenya, through enablement of access to education. The overarching goals of the GIP are :( 1) To allay disparities in education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya, and (2) To mentor girls to be able leaders and advocates for gender parity. The strategies to achieve the GIP goals are: (a) Provision of academic scholarships toward undergraduate education (B) Offer of career mentors to selected GIP scholarship recipients. The Global Impact Project was founded as collaboration between Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi, and Imbako Public Health in 2010. As of 2013, due to the GIP scholarships, 13 girls from rural Kenya have been enabled undergraduate education in colleges and universities in Kenya.
History of GIP
It all started with one woman's spring break mission trip to a remote village in Kenya in 2010. Allison Jacobs, the faculty advisor for Georgia State University's Beta Mu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was inspired when she saw what an extremely positive contribution her small mission group made in just a week's time. She couldn't help but wonder...