Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

Jun 17, 2013

Making a personal difference: Meet our scholars

WGEP ED Amy, scholar Safora, and board member Lily
WGEP ED Amy, scholar Safora, and board member Lily

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 Safora, whose inspiring story tells us that our work is making a difference--thank you for partnering with us!


WGEP Senegal scholar Safora has always been a trailblazer. Nearly 10 years ago, she became the first in her family of 12 children to go to school when she joined our Sisters-to-School program. She is a dedicated student who does well in school and earns top grades, and the program provides her with the support she needs to do her best in school. “I want to make a better life for myself and my family,” she says. 

Not only did Safora complete primary school, but she is now--against all the odds stacked against girls in rural villages like hers--about to complete middle school and enter high school.

Safora personally knows the power that education has to change lives, and she wants to make sure other girls in her village have the same chance she has. In addition to her school work, she is now tutoring a WGEP primary school scholar.



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Project Leader

Amy Maglio

Chicago, Illinois United States

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