Girls Opportunity Alliance

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

The Girls Opportunity Alliance seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, allowing them to achieve their full potential. We are focused on supporting and funding grassroots organizations around the world that are breaking down the barriers that hold girls back. 


Lead Implementing Organization(s)



Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education


  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Mentorship
  • Migration
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school)


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms
  • Construction/improvement of schools

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power


  • Sports programs

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced STI/HIV/AIDS

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Tubi Retta
Obama Foundation
Director of International Programs