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Pink Girl

Educate a Girl * Deter Child Marriage * Break the Cycle of Poverty * Change a Generation

Rogersville, TN   |  Pinkgirl.org

Mission

PinK Girls Mission is to provide educational assistance and training to young girls, improving access to education that helps break the cycle of poverty and provides life changing opportunities that will have a positive impact on this generation and hopefully all to come.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Barry Bridges

Main address

271 Ebbing Flowing Springs Road

Rogersville, TN 37857 USA

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EIN

82-3932533

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Girls face barriers to education that boys simply do not! In 2009, only 41% of girls passed primary education and there were only 30% enrolled in secondary education. 20% of Ethiopian girls complete high school and their has been no improvement until now. ​Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Child marriage remains a deeply rooted tradition in Ethiopian communities. Customs such as marriage by abduction and forced unions between cousins perpetuate the practice. ​In Ethiopia, girls who are married before the age of 15 are more likely to be illiterate and less likely to be enrolled in school. Only 12% of married girls aged 15-19 are enrolled in school. Girls between the ages of 15 and 19 years are seven times more likely to be HIV positive than boys in the same age range. In addition, 80% of Ethiopian women have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting, and more than half of these circumcisions occur before a girl’s first birthday.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Life Skills Training

Pink Girl created a life skills program in addition to our academic support that offers the girls a small group in which to connect, find a safe place to belong, learn about their fears, hopes and dreams. There is nothing like this in the Ethiopian culture and certainly not anything like this created for girls.



Soft skills are key for girls. There is a growing body of evidence from multiple disciplines (psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience) that identifies certain sets of competencies, often referred to as soft skills or non-cognitive skills, as important predictors of academic performance and later success in life. Cultivating these types of competencies or skills plays an important role in girls and women’s empowerment and leadership. A common definition of female empowerment looks both at cultivating the “power within” (belief in self-work, self- respect and self-acceptance), the “power to” (ability to make choices and influence others), as well as the “power over” and the “power with”.

Life Skills Classes include:



The Power Within:



Self Awareness * Self Confidence * Assertiveness * Coping with Stress * Coping with Emotions * Decision Making

Self Worth * Self Esteem



The Power To:



Friendship Formation * Conflict Resolution * Empathy * Manage Peer Pressure * Effective Communication



The Life Skills are built on the foundation of Living Core Values such as honesty, tolerance, kindness, perseverance, love, joy, respect, honor, and hope.



Long Term Impact:



When a girl has self-belief and is supported by her family and community; when she's empowered with skills, ideas and knowledge; when she has access to services, role models and other girls: when she is visible and vocal - she can demand to stay in school, to get healthcare, and to get married and have children when she chooses.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

PinK Girl Ethiopia provides:

​Our teachers are chosen because they are the best in their field. They all have Bachelors and/or Masters degrees.

We teach using an interactive approach rather than the normal Ethiopian lecture style.

Support and Academic Counseling;

Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History, Geography, and Spoken & Written English!

6 Academic Counseling classes every Saturday throughout the school year, in small class sizes of less than 20 girls.

A computer lab, library, reading room, study room and personal mentoring at the PinK Girl house.

12 Life skills and Living Core Values classes each school year that include; self-esteem, assertiveness, coping with stress, decision making, friendship formation, coping with emotions, conflict resolution and self-awareness.

Family visits that create a partnership with our incoming 7th grade girl’s families to insure their support. We explain our program and request their assistance in Saturday attendance and life skills attendance on a weekday afternoon.

Summer English Camp specializing in spoken English and extra summer programs for our girls and returning university alumni.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Pink Girl Pal is a scholarship program to support our university girls!

In October 2018, we will have 135 girls at national universities.

Monthly allowance helps pay for:

•Travel to and from school at the beginning and end of term.

•Printing/copying costs (one text book per class).

•Hygiene/personal supplies.

•Other necessities.

Continued classes in Spoken English, Computer skills and Leadership.

Mentorship, encouragement and support.

The PinK Girl alumni return to us during their summer break to assist us with mentoring the younger girls and creating an English Camp.

They also help with home visits to share their stories and experiences with families.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Entering 7th grade, all classes convert to English. This can be a very challenging. English is practiced in a fun summer camp environment to help develop proficiency. Games and activities are played. Friendships are made and fun is had by all.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PinK Girl started in 2011 with a Bridges family mission trip to Ethiopia. Parents, Barry and Dee realized that less than 30% of girls graduated high school and even less went to college. Their daughters, Ansley and Camella knew how much tutoring had helped them as well as their brothers Ben and Thomas. They believed tutoring might help the Ethiopian girls and were inspired to try. They didn't know then what an

amazing success story was to follow.

It started small, with 15 girls and a dream to help the girls make it to college!

​Today, PinK Girl, Ethiopia supports over 240 girls in Northern Ethiopia from 7th to 12th grades. Our goal is to help these girls defy the statistics where very few Ethiopian girls complete high school and university with a degree.

​PinK Girl, Ethiopia, provides educational assistance; academic coaching and life skills in order to graduate high school, pass the national university entrance exam and be eligible for public university tuition, room and board. So far 100 percent of our girls are passing the 8th, 10th and 12th grade national exams, giving them the beautiful opportunities to go to college where Ethiopia provides tuition, room and board.

​As of March 2019:

We have 35 college graduates fully employed.

We currently have 135 girls attending university on track to complete their university degrees.

We are also tutoring 240 girls from 7th to 12th grade to help them pass national exams and stay on the path to college.

Financials

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Pink Girl

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barry Bridges