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The Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation, seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, allowing them to achieve their full potential and transform their families, communities, and countries. We engage people around the world to take action to help adolescent girls and the grassroots leaders working to educate them.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Networking/Convening

Secondary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Secondary completion


  • Other

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

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Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Obama Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • Washington, D.C., , United States of America

Office location(s)

  • United States of America


Tubi Retta
Director of International Programs
Obama Foundation

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

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