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“Education opens windows of opportunities for girls to break the shackles of poverty. It is key to improving all living standards.” – KETURAH SHAMMAH, founder of Girls Education Mission International (GEM INT’L).
A skilled human right advocate, Keturah Shammah is passionate about providing innovative and proactive solutions to obstacles in girls’ education. At the moment, Keturah is passionately raising support by providing scholarships for vulnerable girls; defending, protecting and promoting their rights for them to reach their full potentials while also ensuring that government prioritize girls’ education.
Born 25th, September 1984, Keturah began her career as a teacher in various primary, secondary and tertiary institutions across Kaduna and Plateau State. A graduate of Education from the University of Jos, Keturah obtained a national certificate in Computer General Application from the same University; ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro (2018); Government Secondary School Saminaka (2002); Bissalla Primary School Yarkasuwa (1996).
An award-winning community development, education and technology expert, Keturah was named a Top Executive in Public Administration in 2015. Among other recognitions are: Greatnonprofits Top rated Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017; Youth Education and Leadership Initiatives; Change Ambassador for Peace and Humanity Award 2016; Women4Africa, International Humanitarian of the year 2016, 2017 finalist; Lifteffects 2016, Star Award; True African Heritage Awards; 2016 Nominee-TAHA Ambassador; International Achievers Awards; Female Role Model nominee 2016 finalist; Privilege Foundation Nigeria; Outstanding Young Person Award 2016; Extraordinary African Woman Achievers; EAWA Awards finalist 2017; Young African Leaders Initiative ‘YALI Human Rights Champion; YALI ‘African4Her Champion’. She was selected and featured in the ‘100 Women4African 2016 Extraordinary Gold List’. Her works was documented and published by various media platforms including the Nigerian Standard Newspaper; News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), YALI and many more. Keturah shammah is an Alumni of Andela Android Learning Community (ALC17). She is currently a web development scholar with alcwithgoogle, an Africa scholarship program.
Married to Shammah Samuel, the couple is blessed with two boys and a girl. Keturah loves adventure, she also loves reading and writing. Her vision is to see a world where girls’ rights to education are been defended, protected and promoted.