We are so excited to have a growing number of international Girl Up clubs, and Aisha Keita leads one of them. From Banjul, Gambia, Aisha is president of The Brave Girls Girl Up Club.
We’re all about connecting girls around the world, which is why it was so cool that Aisha was able to join the Girl Up Leadership Summit this year via Skype. Projected onto a big screen in front of nearly 150 youth, Aisha spoke about what it was like to be a girl in Gambia and about her club’s activities.
Aisha uses her international relations knowledge in her involvement with the American Corner Banjul, an initiative of the U.S. State Department. Making (radio) waves was part of Aisha’s 2013 International Women’s Day experience – she hosted a special radio program to commemorate the day.
As if Aisha’s star couldn’t shine any brighter, she also has established a mentorship program at a local primary school in Gambia that aims to reach girls who are denied education.
A girl like Aisha can change the world. In fact, she already has.