Fly Girls International
Fly Girls International
From Oakland to South Africa
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Everything changes today, support three girls of color in their journey to South Africa to discover their history and refine their purpose.
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OUR vision

To create experiences for young girls of color to define their sense of self as they build strong sisterhoods across ancestral continents and impact the world.

OUR STORY

"When we really look at each other, only then can we see ourselves." - Ms. Joi  

Fly Girls InternationaL BEGAN AT A public ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in San Francisco where TEACHER JOI jackson AND PARAPROFESSIONAL KANISHA burdeen created a mentoring program. the program was designed to teach girls of color leadership and core values. immediately The girls passion and energy could not be contained within four walls. from these roots, FLY GIRLS INTERNATIONAL became a yearlong mentoring program and Trip to visit africa in search of self and purpose.

 

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CATCH THE VISION

Fly Girls International first expedition, with your help departs November 2017 from San Francisco, California to Cape Town, South Africa. 3 girls, ages 10-12, step foot for the first time on African soil. 

For the "Tourist Girl" we go on a Cape Town site seeing bus tour

For the "Geological Girl" we travel to Table Mountain by cable car

For the "Dancer Girl" we take a dance class at a Dance School

For the "Activist Girl" we understand the roots of apartheid at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned

For the "Cultural Girl" we connect with the tribal customs of the Xhosa by visiting a Xhosa Village

For the "Activist Girl" we explore South Africa's history of resistance in the District Six Museum

For the "Outdoor Girl" we go to the Lion Park and see the African Penguins at Boulder Beach

The total cost of the trip is $8,915.00. Our Fly Girls have already raised $900 to fund their trip.  

OUR GOAL: $4,100.00

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Meet The Fly Girls

   

 
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"The reason I want to go to Africa is to experience what it feels like to live there i also want to meet kids my age and learn about my original culture. I also want to bring back what I learn from Africa to San Francisco so that I can help kids my age appreciate what they have and so I can appreciate more and respect my family."

Ty'jae

  • Age: 11

  • Hobbies: playing basketball, volleyball, and flag football, hanging out with family and friends

 
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"I believe me being able to go and actually experiencing this will teach me a lot so I can be able to share my experience and may even be the start of changing the world if I let people know that there's things out here in the world and they can have the opportunity to do. Africa here I come!!!!!" 

 

Kaniyah

  • AGE: 10

  • HOBBIES: SINGING, ART, VOLLEYBALL AND HANGING WITH FAMILY

 

 
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"i WANT TO GO TO AFRICA TO EXPERIENCE OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. I'M JUST GRATEFUL AND EXCITED TO LEARN AND SEE WITH MY OWN TWO EYES BECAUSE HEARING IT IS COOL, BUT NOT AS COOL AS ACTUALLY BEING SOMEWHERE. This trip will show me okay antanae my life could be worse so i need to do right and appreciate everything. "

Antanae

  • Age: 12

  • Hobbies: Dancing and Track

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"This is my second trip to Africa. I am so excited to continue pushing the girls and being role models in their lives.  I know this trip is going to help shape their outlook on the world." 

Kanisha Burdeen, Co-Mentor

 
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"At Spelman, the experience of being around such incredible black women from all corners of the globe taught me so much about myself. an opportunity came for me to leave home and travel to Dakar, Senegal and i took it. What I learned on that trip leveled my world right side up, since then I have wanted to give that experience earlier to  our children. it wasn't until I worked in schools that I realized how desperately they were crying out for it. We need our children to become awake and passionate much sooner than later. "

Joi Jackson & Jungle, Co-Mentor