Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya

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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Amy Maglio

Chicago, IL United States

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