All Gambian girls born into poverty deserve the chance to stay in school

A mentor is all we need to change a girls life

The typical story

Amie Darboe goes to school in the rural Gambia. Her single mother who earns less than 2 dollars a day raises her.  Even though Amie has the lowest chance of paying her School fees, Uniforms, and Textbooks. She is certain that education is the way out of her problems.

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Amie Darboe goes to school in the rural Gambia. Her single mother who earns less than 2 dollars a day raises her.  Even though Amie has the lowest chance of paying her School fees, Uniforms, and Textbooks. She is certain that education is the way out of her problems.

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About WEMOTION

Our mission is to end child marriage, female genital cutting, and school dropouts through education using tech. We follow this mission by transforming lives  of young Gambian girls with online mentoring, reading programs, scholarship opportunities and networks. With the aim of addressing and ending the root cause of these problems in The Gambia.

Our  vision is  change the mindsets of these girls to not fall a victim of harmful traditional practices through digitalization. To build their capacities as talented, and smart women who can grow and contribute to the social economic development of  their families and communities. 

OUR IMPACT

We support girls to stay in school through online mentoring and the use of modern technology. Since 2016 we have girls from Gambia who have been connected to mentors globally. They have explored a greater knowledge of how to use a computer, code, and design animations that rejects societal problems like female genital cutting, female genital cutting and teenage pregnancy which empowers them. We provide travel opportunities for our girls. Earlier this year, three of our girls traveled to Mexico to attended the Robotic competition with youths from other parts of the world. We continue to use technology and education to change the live of African girls.

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Say Hello to our Founder Aisha

My greatest mission is to see every African child from poverty, marginalised, or vulnerable background get an equal chance to stay in school.

Growing up, I lived the experience of seeing a record number of girls who are forced to get married, going through female genital cutting, and even dropping out of school because of teenage pregnancy.  Some of them my friends, some family relatives who have come to me for support. I said to myself, this can’t be right!  I  dreaded to help at the time but I have fewer resources, and all I could do was to give emotional support. Now that I have the opportunity, my mission is to help girls in Africa to get equal chance to stay in school.  I do not  want to see poverty as a barrier for girls to not go to school, not even societal norms like female genital cutting.  Although, these cultures can be normalised sometimes, I have seen it, and I have lived it. But I have always known that it’s not right.  Of course, with the help of mentors, and youth led organisations in my life, I  have studied in world class universities, and traveled the world, and I am the best version of myself.  But this is not the case for many African girls, and I cannot afford to not think that there are girl out there just like my younger self, who have so many unanswered question about  being a girl in a male dominated society, dreaming everyday to change their communities, and to get a chance to stay in school. I want to help these girls to overcome those adversities, and to let them know that they are not alone, and we are here to support, empower, and help them grow to become the best version of themselves. 

Become a Mentor

You don’t have to travel to Africa, to impact a young girl’s life. Today, technology makes it easy for us. Become a mentor now, to do so, you have to be 18 and above, be willing to talk to Gambian girl age 7- 13 weekly, or every other week, be ready to communicate, be an active listener, and willing to connect with other cultures.   After signing up, we will have a meeting with you, and let you know about the next steps.

" I am very happy to get to live in Sweden and be able to help a Gambian Girl to stay in school. Jenny Sandberg – MENTOR

TEAM

Aisha Keita

Founder and CEO Email: aisha@wemotion.nu

Natalia Lopez

Communications & Brand Manager Email: natalia@wemotion.nu

Caspian Almerud

Board

Juma Baldeh

National Coordinator The Gambia
Email: juma@wemotion.nu

Alexander Siech

Board

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