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.
Feb 13, 2012

MEET OUR GRADS: Giving back through education

Elementary teacher and WGEP graduate Fatou
Elementary teacher and WGEP graduate Fatou

WGEP is proud of our graduates, who are living proof of the power of education to change lives--and of the multiplier effect of its impact on families and communities!

Meet Fatou
Fatou's family was poor and illiterate, but they believed in education and were determined for Fatou to go to school. The family worked hard to make this happen, but they struggled to make ends meet and still pay for Fatou’s education. Then Fatou was enrolled in WGEP’s Sisters-to-School Senegal.

“I really benefited from this program,” Fatou says. “It allowed me to be among the best students in my class and to succeed on the first round on the Baccalauréat.” After passing the “BAC”--Senegal’s notoriously difficult national graduation exam--Fatou graduated from high school and went for training in elementary education.

Now Fatou is impacting the next generation as an elementary teacher in the village of Soum. “Graduates like me must now be the pioneers of Sisters-to-School,” she says. “I try to help the families send their girls to school and reduce their domestic work so they can study. I give free coaching to girls whose parents are poor and illiterate. With my small salary, I help the girls with their supplies. I try to motivate my students every way I can.”

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Dec 14, 2011

WGEP helps scholar families affected by famine

 
With the Horn of Africa drought and famine affecting 3.75 million Kenyans, WGEP is helping affected scholars and families in the Tharaka region with temporary food relief. We are distributing food at our local community partner offices to 100 families, giving out 20 kg of maize and 20 kg of beans per family. WGEP Kenya anticipates that they will be assissting a total of 600 people.
 
"The rains came in good time, and if they continue with the same stability, we hope there will be harvest in January," WGEP Kenya Project Coordinator Aniceta Kiriga says. "In the meantime, thank you for being there for us."
 
Our scholars and their families find themselves at the fringes of their societies, and most vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. All of us at WGEP wish to thank you for your support of our mission and for helping us affect lives.

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Nov 21, 2011

WGEP Kenya scholars learn to make sanitary pads

WGEP Kenya scholars recently participated in a workshop where they learned to make their own reusable cloth sanitary pads. Lack of access to sanitary items can lead to high absenteeism among teenage girls in remote rural areas.

WGEP programs are committed to a multilayered approach in addressing the barriers that keep girls from attending and staying in school. To read more about WGEP Kenya, please visit us at www.womensglobal.org.

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