07.27.22 / Category: Impact - Grant Awards

How We Work to Remove Barriers of Education – Volume 1, Episode 1: Great Commission Ministries

Books. Next to a good teacher, textbooks in sufficient quantities are the most effective way to improve student learning. The lack of availability of textbooks is problematic worldwide. This is one of the many barriers to education CofS is working to remove. Check out our Vlog to learn how.

We are excited about this inaugural vlog in the Circle of Sisterhood’s new monthly series! Vlog content will dig deeper into the impact we have been able to make through our grant award program and show you how YOUR donor dollars truly make a difference. Each month we will feature a grantee and how they have been able to uplift girls and women through education in their communities worldwide.

About Great Commission Ministries

Our inaugural grant! It was the perfect way to reflect our mission, and it was definitely a great place to begin as well. The remote tribal area of Mekelle in Northern Ethiopia is where the greatest poverty in the world exists. Poverty is one of the barriers to education for women, especially those with a disability. In Mekelle, blind women are required to leave their school at the age of 18, which typically leads to physical and sexual abuse. Seeing the need for a haven for these young women, the Great Commission Ministries built a home where they could continue learning how to live with blindness. 

The Great Commission Ministries was awarded a $500 grant to provide 38 volumes of Braille for their home library across several different subjects, including English, Civics, History, and Economics. Providing additional education and safety gives these young women a chance to live safely in Mekelle.

Other CofS Grantees That Have Made an Impact Through School Supplies and Infrastructure

Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti

Multiple locations, Haiti (2023, 2021)

American Himalayan Foundation

Multiple locations, Nepal (2023)

Sambhali U.S.

Rajasthan, India (2023)

Mali Health

Bamako, Mali (2022)

Dental Care International

Multiple locations, Sri Lanka (2021)

The Minga Foundation

Kamuli, Uganda (2020)

Caravan to Class

Timbuktu, Mali (2019, 2015)

One School at a Time

Kassanda district, Uganda (2019)

African Women Rising

Northern Region, Uganda (2018)

Remember Niger Coalition

Tahoua Region, Niger (2023, 2020, 2018)

Invisible Girl Project

Andhra Pradesh, India (2018)

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Afghanistan (2016)

Village Volunteers (Common Ground for Africa)

Kitale, Kenya (2015)

Hope for Justice (formerly Transitions Global)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2015)

Little Sisters Fund

Kathmandu, Nepal (2023, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015)

Chicuchas Wasi

Cusco, Peru (2015)

Circle of Women

Oaxaca, Mexico (2011)