Provide Community Education to 8,300 Maasai People

 
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Provide Community Education to 8,300 Maasai People

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Life Skills Workshops for Boys and Girls

Life Skills Workshops for Boys and Girls
MGEF workshops are designed for immediate impact. It will take as much as 16 years to educate a girl, who will then be able to make her own decisions about her life and her family. MGEF's workshops are a stop-gap measure to accelerate the acceptance of educating girls, reduce teen pregnancy, FGM, early marriage, and the spread of HIV, all significant factors contributing to girls' dropping out of school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Life Skills Workshop for Girls

Life Skills Workshop for Girls
MGEF workshops for girls are teaching, among other things, the facts and physiological consequences of FGM. The girls who attend these workshops denounce the practice and vow never to circumcise their daughters. One girl wrote "I am going to tell my parents that what they did to me was bad." We may not be able to prevent this practice for this generation, but this generation will end it. (view small | med | large | orig)

Life Skills Workshop for Boys

Life Skills Workshop for Boys
The goals of these workshops are to instill respect for girls and women and to reduce teen pregnancy, FGM, the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Boys will learn about how HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are spread and how to prevent it, with emphasis on demystifying and destigmatizing the condom. They will learn how a woman gets pregnant. There will be discussion of the inequality of the consequences when a girl gets pregnant: the boy has no responsibility and goes on with his life; the girl has to drop out of school and be forced to marry any man who will take her, while the father has to settle for a lower bride price. The agenda will include discussion of child rights, the value of education, and respect for women. (view small | med | large | orig)

Life Skills Workshop for Girls

Life Skills Workshop for Girls
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Life Skills Workshop for Girls

Life Skills Workshop for Girls
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Life Skills Workshop for Girls

Life Skills Workshop for Girls
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Business Training for Rural Women

Business Training for Rural Women
MGEF launched Business Training for Rural Maasai Women in 2010 to reduce poverty and all of its consequences among the Maasai. This program provides business training, mentoring, and seed grants to a generation of women with a 20 percent literacy rate, and brings immediate results by giving them the means to generate sufficient income to provide nourishment, health care, and education for their families. (view small | med | large | orig)

Business Training for Rural Women

Business Training for Rural Women
The Rural Women's Business Training, a collaborative project with Village Enterprise Fund, gives them the means to start a business, and the know-how to make it a profitable enterprise. Thus far, 200 rural Maasai women have benefited from our Business Training, resulting in of 40 women-owned and managed businesses. (view small | med | large | orig)

Business Training for Rural Women

Business Training for Rural Women
Participants of our Business Training for Rural Women count the seed money they will use to launch their business. (view small | med | large | orig)
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Project Leader

Morghan Wolf

Marketing & Programs Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

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