Girls Trip Tours is raising $10,000 via crowdfunding site Generosity.com to help empower female leaders across Africa.
Girls Trip helps millennial women confidently explore African destinations, while supporting local business women through commerce and empowering young girls through mentorship. As a social travel network for women by women solving the challenges of solo travel and reimagining voluntourism.
Girls Trip aims to not only curate travel experiences that empower, but they are building an ecosystem of local and expatriate women who can host or guide female travellers exploring their locales.
“Traveling alone as a woman anywhere in the world comes with its challenges and dangers. Africa is no exception. We want to help female travellers explore Africa on their own terms, and in exchange, leverage their expertise to impact the next generation of female leaders across the continent.”, says Girls Trip and Ayiba Magazine founder Eyitemi Popo.
With the funds, Popo will create Girls MAP; a Mentorship and Advancement Program for potential girls across Africa by connecting them to women mentors from around Africa, the diaspora, and the world en-route to various African destinations for both adventure and mentorship.
Girls MAP is targeting mentees aged 13-19. The program begins its journey in Accra, Ghana with 20 young female coders from the Soronko Academy.
After the two-week program, Girls MAP members will continue to benefit from one-on-one mentorship sessions, workshops and training, business acceleration programs, Internships, scholarships, and fellowships as well as networking with local and global business leaders and shadowing opportunities with local business leaders.
Girls Trip Tours inaugural tour in July 2018.