The Girls’ Exploration and Empowerment Club, also known as GEEC, was GSAP’s first program. It was started in 2007; Abigail Mettle taught until 2011, and Tina Frimpong taught from 2011-2012. Kathleen Keefe wrote the first curriculum, and other versions were created by the three teachers.
GEEC had an interdisciplinary curriculum and incorporated a wide range of activities, including field trips, visits to prominent Ghanaian universities, sex ed, physics classes, mentorships from the Ghanaian Ford Foundation Fellows, creative writing summer classes, and computer/typing classes.
GSAP also provided middle- and high-school scholarships for those who wouldn’t otherwise afford to attend school.
GEEC ran from 2007-2012 in its interdisciplinary form; in 2013 GEEC became a computer course for girls. Read more on the changes to GEEC in our news.