Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya

 
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 1 donation
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    Standing against female genital cutting
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    Thank you for your support of Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters-to-School Kenya program! Your generous support of our work in rural Kenya helps break down the multiple and complex barriers that exist in those communities to keep girls from going to school. One such program is our annual “Circumcision...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 2 donations
    • 4 months ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    Thank you for making a personal impact for girls!
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Founder and Executive Director
    Thank you for your support of Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters-to-School Kenya program! This December we will be hosting our annual "Circumcision With Words" Alternative Rite of Passage program in Tharaka, Kenya. This program combats female genital mutilation in Tharaka through a community-led initiative...
    • 4 months ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 5 months ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    Equipping Our Kenyan Scholars for Success
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Founder and Executive Director
    This month, we’re excited to report on the commitment of our sponsorship program in Kenya in helping girls to confront challenges and make good decisions. Thanks to your partnership, our scholars are gaining the knowledge and tools they need to navigate an environment unsupportive of girls and education through...
    • 7 months ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    Making a personal impact: Meet a WGEP Kenya Grad
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Founder and Executive Director
    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...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 1 donation
    • 11 months ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    MAKING A PERSONAL DIFFERENCE
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Founder and Executive Director
    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...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 9 donations
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    Check out photos from our recent trip to Kenya
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    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...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    200 girls in rural Kenya say NO to genital cutting
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    Last December, WGEP Executive Director Amy Maglio traveled to Tharaka, Kenya, to be part of our annual Alternative Rite of Passage program, a community-led initiative to eradicate the practice of female genital cutting in the region. This year, 200 girls aged 9-17 participated in the week-long program and, together with...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    WGEP Kenya Peer Educators
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
      WGEP Kenya has recruited 15 Peer Educators--self-driven young men passionate about securing the rights of their sisters, mothers and friends--to help increase support for girls' education in their communities.   These Peer Educators work to raise awareness among their peers, family and neighbors by speaking in...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    "Girls have equal rights"-WGEP survey boys & girls
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    100 percent of the children recently surveyed at our WGEP Kenya Boys and Girls Clubs believe that girls should have the chance to go to school, the same as boys. The survey asked 46 middle school club members about their attitudes towards girls, education, genital cutting, and empowerment. The results show that our...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    WGEP visits Kenya program
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    Women's Global Education Project recently visited our Kenya project in rural Tharaka, and returned with a renewed belief in the power of education to change lives! "The trip was exciting, fun, hot, exhausting, exhilarating, inspiring, and humbling," says WGEP Executive Director Amy Maglio. "More than anything, it...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 21 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    263 More Girls Say "No!" to female genital cutting
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Executive Director
    WGEP Kenya congratulates our newest “Circumcision With Words” graduates who completed our Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) program and publicly said “No!” to genital mutilation.Held last December 4-9 in Tharaka, Kenya, the ARP gave 263 more girls the opportunity to participate in empowerment...
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    WGEP helps scholar families affected by famine
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
      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....
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    WGEP Kenya scholars learn to make sanitary pads
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Executive Director
    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...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    WGEP Exec. Dir. speaks about East Africa famine
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    Many of you have heard that East Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years, with the U.N. estimating that more than 10 million people are threatened by starvation. While news headlines have focused on Somalia, which has borne the brunt of the drought, Kenya, too, is now on the brink of famine, with 2.4...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    News from the Field
    By - Amy Maglio - Founder and Executive Director
    NEWS FROM THE FIELD: WGEP SISTERS-TO-SCHOOL KENYA 145 Women Participate in Adult Literacy Classes WGEP Kenya's Adult Literacy program held classes for women in six villages with 145 total attendees. In addition to studying basic literacy and math, the women share ideas and tips for income-generating activities, and for...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has received 10 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    IMPACT TO DATE: We are making a difference!
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Executive Director
    Thank you for supporting the work of Women's Global Education Project to fight global poverty through the empowerment and education of women and girls! These recent numbers of our IMPACT TO DATE show that our work is making a big difference: **WGEP has provided 1,254 scholarships since our inception in 2003: 997 through...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya posted a progress report
    73 Girls Say "No!" to genital cutting
    By - Amy Maglio - WGEP Executive Director
    When Women's Global set up our Sisters to School Kenya program in 2007, we found that many girls in the Tharaka region quit school as soon as they underwent female genital mutilation (FGM), which is still widely practiced in the Tharaka region and other parts of Africa. Women's Global believes that in order to successfully...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Amy Maglio

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Chicago, IL United States

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