WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH.
Supporting girls and women in the remote reaches of Siberia.
MISSION & GOALS
We envision a future in which talented and ambitious women and girls are not precluded by financial limitations from pursuing their dream profession. The students we sponsor go on to grow in their careers, investing back in their community, and creating pathways for people who, like them, need a little support.
Increase access to education for women and girls
Expand horizons through exposure to the global community
Create avenues for sharing information and building networks
We establish avenues for educational and academic funding for the women and girls of South Siberia, empowering them to pursue their dreams beyond their financial ability.
Through our network, every dollar is multiplied 70-fold.
UNIFIED STATE EXAM PREPARATION & TUTORING
Russia's Unified State Exam is the only criterion in college admissions
We partner with local teachers and professional tutors to provide additional schooling and tutoring in all subjects, ensuring that financial need is never the barrier to student's long term academic success. Earning a high enough score on the Unified State Exam guarantees the student's future.
ACADEMIC STIPENDS & GRANTS
Helping students attend and succeed in college
We are dedicated to providing educational and language learning opportunities through grants and scholarships. This allows talented and high-potential students to pursue their dream occupations, alleviates the burden of needing to be a working student, and motivates students to succeed.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & MENTORSHIP
Creating safe spaces for personal and professional growth
Our students are able to benefit from one-on-one and group coaching by local and international professionals. The mentorship and alumni networks we develop allow for the continuation of personal and professional goals. We help cultivate entrepreneurial and personal skills that help our students long after they graduate.
Here at Girls Education Nation (GEN), we are driven by a single goal: to continue uplifting those around us. Our founders, Ivan and Katerina, immigrated from Minusinsk, Russia. Their first hand experience has taught them the power of education in uplifting all aspects of life. Intentionally, all the work at GEN is completed by and supports female entrepreneurs.