Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

 
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Senegal kicks off new school year with law change to help more children stay in school
    By - Amy Maglio, WGEP; Elida Lynch, Peace Corps Senegal - WGEP Exec. Director and Peace Corps Volunteer
    Peace Corps Volunteer Elida Lynch, currently serving in Sokone, Senegal, and helping WGEP's program there, blogs about recent changes to the Senegalese education system. Beginning with the 2010/2011 school year, the Ministry of Education in Senegal has eliminated the exclusive national entrance exam for the grade...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Scholars participate in Peace Corps summer camp
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    Five WGEP Sisters-to-School Senegal scholars got the chance to participate in a recent summer camp for girls held just outside of Sokone in the Fatik region and hosted jointly by Peace Corps Senegal and WGEP's local Senegal partner UDEN. The camp focused on leadership and empowerment and was designed to help girls reach...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    WGEP speaks at U.N. conference on girls' education
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    WGEP Executive Director Amy Maglio returned from a 12-day trip to Senegal for the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative global conference, "E4: Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality." Amy also visited the WGEP program in the Fatik region, about an day-long drive from Dakar and got to meet with scholars,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    WGEP Community: People Impacted in 2009
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    The numbers are in: during 2009, WGEP provided 180 full and partial scholarships to girls from the rural Fatik region of Senegal, as well as tutoring and mentoring programs, health education workshops, family support, and community awareness programs, impacting a total of 2,500 individuals from 48 villages and 23 schools...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    WGEP to speak at U.N. conference on girls' ed
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    Women's Global Education Project to Speak at United Nations Girls' Education Initiative Global Conference Women's Global Education Project is proud to announce that we have been selected by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative to speak at their global conference this May 17-20 in Dakar, Senegal! Executive...
    • 5 years ago
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    • dsp
      dsp Congratulations on being chosen to be part of the UN panel. WGEP has a lot of experience and knowledge in the arena of girls' education and empowerment. Congratulations on being selected!!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal has received 57 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Making a Personal Difference: Notes from the Field
    By - Amy Maglio - Women's Global Executive Director
    Mossane Thiaw, age 13, is in sixth grade at Sainte-Thérèse Elementary School in Senegal and has been a Women's Global scholarship recipient since 2005. Because there was no school in her home village, Mossane mostly lives with her grandparents who live near Sainte-Thérèse. Mossane and her grandmother, Sylvie,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Senegal Scholars Shine!
    By - Amy Maglio - Women's Global Executive Director
    Women's Global Education Project is proud to announce that our Senegal program finished school year 2008-2009 with flying colors: * 60 percent of our secondary school full scholars finished in the TOP FIVE of their class * Nearly half of our primary school full scholars finished among the TOP FIVE of their...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Women's Global is making a personal difference!
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    Women's Global Senegal staff have recently been visiting the homes of our scholars to get feedback about how the program has been working for the scholars and their families. When possible, village leaders have also been included in these visits. The feedback has been very positive, and has been a testimony to the personal...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Together, we are making a difference!
    By - Amy Maglio - Women's Global Executive Director
    Thank you for your recent support of Women's Global Education Project Senegal! With your help, Women's Global is making a measurable difference in the lives of our scholars, their families and their communities, and is making a positive impact on the state of girls' education in the villages where we work. Women's Global...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Jill
      Jill Thanks for providing a means for students to learn. I couldn't imagine going without an education.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal has received 134 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Women's Global adds scholarships
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    Women’s Global is proud to report that more than one-third of our scholars finished at the top of their class after the year-end exams for school year 2008! During Senegal’s summer/harvest school break, Women’s Global provided an Educational Vacation Program for scholars to give them extra academic tutoring and to...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal posted a progress report
    Scholars pass grade-level exams
    By - Amy Maglio - Executive Director
    We are very proud of our Senegal scholars, all of whom passed their recent end-of-year exams and moved on to the next grade-level! Many Senegalese girls who do get a chance to enroll in school often drop out prematurely because they found their grade-level exams too difficult, their families run out of funds to pay their...
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Amy Maglio

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Oak Park, Illinois United States

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