Women's Global Education Project

Women's Global Education Project was founded on the idea that everyone is entitled to an education, regardless of gender or economic status. We believe that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society's development. Our mission is to provide access to education and develop training program that empower women and girls, particularly those in developing nations, to build better lives and foster equitable communities.
Mar 1, 2016

Thank you for helping WGEP scholars like Melody

Melody
Melody's family & TWWP Director Aniceta Kiriga

Melody is a recent high school graduate who became a WGEP scholar in 2009. She also participated in our Alternative Rite of Passage program (ARP) to counter genital cutting in 2010. Melody lives on a farm with her two aunts and younger cousin, Terry. After her positive experience with the ARP program, Melody encouraged Terry to participate, which she did in 2012. Melody's mother works on a farm in a neighboring town to be able to support her family. "My mother is my biggest inspiration. She tells me that she's proud of me every day."

This past year, Melody sat for her final high school exam, the results of which will determine where she will be accepted into university. While awaiting her results, Melody is taking computer classes five days per week. These classes are offered at the office of our Kenya partner, Tharaka Women's Welfare Program (TWWP). As part of these classes, Melody will receive IT certification through an online course offered by a local university. This will help grow her skill set and resume while she awaits her test results.

Melody hopes to continue her education and become an attorney. With her bright mind and hardworking nature, we are sure she will achieve all of her goals!

Thank you for supporting WGEP scholars like Melody!

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Dec 15, 2015

Thank you for helping WGEP scholars like Bineta

Please enjoy this note we received from Bineta, a recent WGEP graduate:

Hi, my name is Bineta and I became a Sisters to School Senegal scholar in 2012.

In the beginning, my father did not want me to go to school because he did not value education for girls. This is why I didn’t attend school until the age of 8. After a while, my father saw that I was smart, so he began to encourage me. I had some problems pursuing my studies since I come from a family with no financial means. My parents are illiterate; my father dropped out of school early due to his family's lack of funds. Fearing the same thing would happen to me, my parents worked hard to pay for my studies. I started school but had to leave due to our lack of money and the fact that I received no study help at home.

Happily, in 2012, I got the chance to become a scholar in the Sisters to School program. My parents could finally breathe a sigh of relief. They no longer had to do anything about my studies. The program pays for my tutoring, school supplies and school fees. I also receive toiletries and personal effects at the end of each month. I am happy now because these were the things I was missing. My friends often tell me that I am spoiled by the project. I am so thankful for Sisters to School because the tutoring greatly helped me to pass my final high school exam. My parents and I are very proud to be a part of the project.

Thank you and keep up the good work!

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Dec 2, 2015

A letter of thanks from WGEP scholar Jacklyn

In this season of giving and gratitude, we would like to share a letter of thanks we received from WGEP Kenya scholar Jacklyn:

I joined the program in 8th grade after my parents separated. My three siblings and I were left under the care of our mother who is a farmer. She depends on the rains for a good yield, which is very difficult with the frequent droughts and problems with pests and disease. Thanks to your support, I was able to stay in school and receive tutoring that helped me pass my final high school exam. I am now studying at Egerton University, a public university in Kenya, where I am working towards a degree in Economics and Statistics.

I am grateful to the program for enabling me to be the person I am today. It is through your support that I completed my secondary education and made it to university. The program has enabled me to be self-empowered as a young woman in today’s society where there are many challenges to face and tackle.

I appreciate the program for continuing to pay for my school fees. I promise to work tirelessly and never let you down. I wish to go on with my Masters in Economics after I am through with my degree course. I like talking to students whenever I get a chance and with a course in guidance and counselling, I can be able to get out and talk to students in the community and the community at large. I want to be a role model to the society, especially to girls and women for them to believe in their potentials and for the society to believe that, by educating one woman, you educate the whole community.

I promise never to forget the program, even when I am through with my studies. I appreciate your continued support.  

Yours sincerely,

Jacklyn

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