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.
May 10, 2013

MAKING A PERSONAL DIFFERENCE

WGEP Kenya scholar Selena
WGEP Kenya scholar Selena

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 Selena and Mary, whose inspiring stories tell us that our work is making a difference--thank you for partnering with us!

 

Selena, WGEP Kenya scholar

Selena has been in our Kenya program for one year, she is in Form 4. The program paid her school fees, without which she could not afford to attend school. She wants to become a lawyer to help other women. She says that education will help her to become a presentable person from her country. "Without education I am nobody in the world," Selena says.

 

Mary, WGEP Kenya Graduate

Mary received a WGEP scholarship for four years, graduating in 2008. With the program’s help, she applied for and received a scholarship to Mt Kila University where she currently studies biology, zoology and parasitology. Her goal is to become a doctor. “Because of the program, I am empowered,” Mary says. “I have self-esteem.”

WGEP Kenya scholar Mary
WGEP Kenya scholar Mary

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Feb 19, 2013

Check out photos from our recent trip to Kenya

200 girls took part in this year
200 girls took part in this year's ARP program

Last December, WGEP Executive Director Amy Maglio traveled to Tharaka, Kenya to participate in our annual Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) program combating female genital mutilation. This year, 200 girls and their families took part in the ARP, publicly saying "No!" to genital cutting and supporting education and empowerment for girls.

The girls first spent a week in empowerment workshops centering on empowerment, leadership and the myths surrounding genital cutting. At the end of the week, the girls were joined by their families and members of the community for a celebratory gathering commemorating the girls' graduation from the ARP.

Amy also visited our WGEP Kenya scholars, visiting them in their schools as well as meeting with educators, parents and community residents

Check out some pictures below from Amy's trip!

At the ceremonial cutting, only a cake was cut!
At the ceremonial cutting, only a cake was cut!
WGEP Kenya scholars
WGEP Kenya scholars

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Feb 15, 2013

"The best students here are from our program!"

WGEP Senegal scholars
WGEP Senegal scholars

"Our program has generated a love of learning in girls who are asserting themselves more in the classroom and obtaining excellence," reports WGEP Senegal Project Coordinator Adji Senghor. "The best students in Sokone are from our program!" 

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project in Senegal! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to 150 girls in rural Senegal, girls who otherwise would not have the chance to go to school. You are also helping us impact 3,000 of their family members, friends and neighbors, ensuring that entire communities are invested in the future of their girls.

We are making a difference--thank you for partnering with us!

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