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.
Sep 6, 2013

Equipping Our Kenyan Scholars for Success

One of our Kenyan Scholars
One of our Kenyan Scholars

This month, we’re excited to report on the commitment of our sponsorship program in Kenya in helping girls to confront challenges and make good decisions. Thanks to your partnership, our scholars are gaining the knowledge and tools they need to navigate an environment unsupportive of girls and education through regular support group meetings.

In January, 137 of our primary and secondary scholars participated in a meeting for sponsored girls, and at a follow-up meeting in April, attendance numbers grew to 150. Meeting facilitators guided the girls through talks on issues related both to school and their personal lives. Topics of discussion included gender roles; personal hygeine and appearance; reproductive health and the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation; time management; good behavior, moral growth and self esteem; personal assertiveness; setting goals and achieving them; safety, and avoiding dangerous situations/bad company; prioritizing education over romantic relationships while they are young; and looking out for each other.

In the meetings, scholars also discussed their favorite subjects, as well as the importance of taking sponsorship seriously and working hard in school. The girls expressed their gratitude for their educational opportunities and vowed to continue to work hard in order to achieve success and a brighter future for themselves.

We are so happy with the growth and progress of our scholars in Kenya, and we sincerely thank you for your support in helping these girls reach their potential. Together, we’re having a real and lasting impact on girls’ futures!

Jun 17, 2013

Making a personal difference: Meet our scholars

WGEP ED Amy, scholar Safora, and board member Lily
WGEP ED Amy, scholar Safora, and board member Lily

Thank you for your continued support of Women's Global Education Project! Your support helps us provide scholarships and support to girls in rural Senegal who would otherwise not have the chance to go to school--girls like Safora, whose inspiring story tells us that our work is making a difference--thank you for partnering with us!

MEET WGEP SENEGAL SCHOLAR SAFORA

WGEP Senegal scholar Safora has always been a trailblazer. Nearly 10 years ago, she became the first in her family of 12 children to go to school when she joined our Sisters-to-School program. She is a dedicated student who does well in school and earns top grades, and the program provides her with the support she needs to do her best in school. “I want to make a better life for myself and my family,” she says. 

Not only did Safora complete primary school, but she is now--against all the odds stacked against girls in rural villages like hers--about to complete middle school and enter high school.

Safora personally knows the power that education has to change lives, and she wants to make sure other girls in her village have the same chance she has. In addition to her school work, she is now tutoring a WGEP primary school scholar.

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Jun 17, 2013

Making a personal impact: Meet a WGEP Kenya Grad

WGEP Kenya Graduate Aliana
WGEP Kenya Graduate Aliana

Thank you for your continued support of Women's Global Education Project! Your support helps us provide scholarships and support to girls in rural Kenya who would otherwise not have the chance to go to school--girls like Aliana, whose inspiring story tells us that our work is making a difference--thank you for partnering with us!

MEET WGEP KENYA GRADUATE ALIANA

“Education has changed my life--I can face the world with a lot of confidence and do great things.”  

Meet Aliana, a very bright and passionate young woman whose family would not have been able to afford to send her to secondary school had it not been for our WGEP Kenya program. Aliana was in our program for four years, excelling in school and graduating. She wanted to go further in her studies but could not afford post-secondary schooling. WGEP Kenya Project Coordinator Aniceta Kiriga helped Aliana apply for and get a scholarship to attend the Kenya Institution of Studies and Criminal Justice in Meru. Aliana is now studying social work and community development.

“I’ve really been empowered by our program,” Aliana says. “I want to help people overcome their poverty levels. By sharing knowledge, we can improve our living standards.”


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