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.
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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May 10, 2013

MAKING A PERSONAL DIFFERENCE

WGEP Senegal scholar Yacine
WGEP Senegal scholar Yacine

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

 

Yacine, WGEP Senegal scholar

Yacine comes from a very poor family – her father passed a way and her mother is an immigrant from Mali.  As one of the older siblings in the family, Yacine feels a lot of responsibility to look after her younger brothers and sisters. Her family raises ducks and chickens to sell, but that does not produce much money. Without our program, Yacine would not be able to go to school, and she and her family are very grateful for the opportunity. Yacine is serious and focused, and she wants to be a doctor so she can help others. Although she knows that becoming a doctor means a long road ahead that includes university and graduate studies, she is committed to succeeding.

 

Aminata, WGEP Senegal scholar

Aminata has been in our WGEP program for the past eight years. Her father teaches at their local village religious school and believes in education for all children--whether they are girls or boys--so unlike some other parents in the area, he allows Aminata to attend both the religious school and the secular school. Although this means a double workload for her, Aminata is very bright and does well in all her studies. She is a pioneer in their village in navigating the worlds of traditional religious studies and modern education.

WGEP Senegal scholar Aminata
WGEP Senegal scholar Aminata

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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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