"Forward and Upward Only"
ABOUT GOLDA MEIR ACADEMY
Golda Meir Academy (GMA) was established by native Ghanaian, Mary Afari. She named the school after reading a biography about the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Mary believes that Golda Meir served as a strong role model for girls, and wanted the name of her school to reflect her desire to empower girls to become leaders in their communities.
With the help of Victor and Cissy Elinoff of Westlake Village, CA, the first five classrooms of Golda Meir Academy were constructed, and in September of 2011, 54 children were enrolled in the elementary program. Enrollment is now more than 90 children. The Ministry of Education has requested that Golda Meir educate boys and girls from kindergarten through junior secondary levels. However, the senior secondary school will cater to girls only.
THE MISSION OF GOLDA MEIR ACADEMY
At the elementary and junior levels, GMA seeks to promote a positive and challenging learning environment that encourages students to stay in school and continue the educational process. The faculty focuses on creating an atmosphere where higher learning is a major priority.
The goals of the future senior secondary school are to educate girls and encourage them to continue their education beyond secondary school. GMA will strive to raise young women to become responsible citizens of their communities by boosting their self-esteem and teaching them to become independent thinkers. GMA will prepare girls to develop careers in fields presently available only to men.