Women's Global Education Project

Women's Global Education Project was founded on the idea that everyone is entitled to an education, regardless of gender or economic status. We believe that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society's development. Our mission is to provide access to education and develop training program that empower women and girls, particularly those in developing nations, to build better lives and foster equitable communities.
Nov 11, 2014

A Letter of Thanks from Kenyan Scholar Vivian

Kenyan Students in the Classroom
Kenyan Students in the Classroom

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters to School program in Kenya! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to girls like Vivan in rural Kenya who otherwise lack the opportunity to go to school.

Here is a letter we received from Vivian in which she describes how the program has impacted her life: 

 I am a ninth grade and I am writing to you in acceptance of the aid that you give me. It is of great and wonderful assistance to me. It is enabling me to run through my education smoothly with no disturbances, as opposed to what was happening before. In the past, I was often sent out of school due to lack of funds, but with your support I was able to stay in school throughout the duration of the term. Thank you very much for that support.

I promise that I will utilise this opportunity effectively so that at the end of it all I will be a useful person in society.

Again, I am very grateful for the provision of personal effects such as sanitary pads so that I can sit in class comfortably during the time of my menses. I also enjoy you guidance and counselling very much.

Thank you very much and may you be blessed.

Yours faithfully,

Vivian

Ikawa High School

Thank you for partnering with us in this important, life-changing work! Your supports allows us to provide critcial interventions to girls like Vivian so that they may go to school and thrive. 

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Nov 11, 2014

Thank you for helping WGEP help scholars like Fatou!

Fatou (right) with her high school classmates
Fatou (right) with her high school classmates

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters to School program in Senegal! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to more than 300 girls in rural Senegal, girls who otherwise would not have the chance to go to school.

One of these girls is Fatou, who was able to complete her education and is currently working as a teacher, where she acts as a role model to other girls. This is what she had to say about how our program made a difference in her life and in the lives of many others in her community: 

"I received scholarship support from 2006 through 2009 when I graduated high school and began training to be a teacher. My family was impoverished to the point that they could not afford the books and studies that I needed. I had to walk a long distance to get to school. My grades were very weak in literature, which is fundamental for the the program I was enrolled in at school. With the program “Our Sisters to School,” I was able to continue my studies through my final year of high school. I passed my final tests and received the best grade on the 2009 test in Spanish of all who took it at that exam center.  

I must emphasize the importance of the gender training that allowed me to better manage my class when I became a teacher: I manage to easily integrate gender into my classroom practices. Additionally, with the leadership workshop, I’ve learned to plan other training to gain access to leadership positions. I couldn’t enroll in college because I didn’t have the means. Instead, I opted for this path and hope to continue my studies later. 

Because of this program, people in my village now understand the importance of education and all the girls go to school.I am a teacher, wife, mother, daughter, and sister; it is a bit difficult to manage all those different roles, but, thanks to my education, my family, my in-laws, and my colleagues appreciate me; I am a role model and an example cited by all."

Thank you for your support of WGEP and of women like Fatou! 

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Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for helping WGEP help girls like Fridah

WGEP graduate Fridah
WGEP graduate Fridah

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters-to-School program in Kenya! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to girls like Fridah in rural Kenya who otherwise lack the opportunity to go to school. Thank you for partnering with us in this critical, life-changing work!

With your help, Fridah was able to graduate and is now pursuing a university degree in education. This is her story:

Because her mother passed away and her elderly father can no longer work, balancing school and helping her family has always been hard for Fridah. Through perseverance and sheer determination, she managed to pass her primary school exams, but she didn’t know if she would be able to keep her studies going or if her family would be able to send her to secondary school. In 2007, a WGEP scholarship allowed then 15-year-old Fridah to continue her studies at Kenya’s Mukothima Girls Secondary School. During the school holidays she often took manual work to help provide for her family. Now a graduate, Fridah hopes to become the principal of a secondary school so she can help other girls in need. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Education at Mt. Kenya University and is a mentor to younger girls in our program. Fridah says, ‘’My dream is to be self-reliant and assist my community.’’

WGEP works in 12 rural Kenyan villages providing programs for scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, adult literacy instruction, scholar family support, community awareness, and an alternative rite of passage program to combat genital cutting and early marriage.

Thank you for your support and for helping make the dreams of girls like Fridah into a reality!

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