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.
Nov 11, 2014

Thank you for helping WGEP help scholars like Fatou!

Fatou (right) with her high school classmates
Fatou (right) with her high school classmates

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters to School program in Senegal! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to more than 300 girls in rural Senegal, girls who otherwise would not have the chance to go to school.

One of these girls is Fatou, who was able to complete her education and is currently working as a teacher, where she acts as a role model to other girls. This is what she had to say about how our program made a difference in her life and in the lives of many others in her community: 

"I received scholarship support from 2006 through 2009 when I graduated high school and began training to be a teacher. My family was impoverished to the point that they could not afford the books and studies that I needed. I had to walk a long distance to get to school. My grades were very weak in literature, which is fundamental for the the program I was enrolled in at school. With the program “Our Sisters to School,” I was able to continue my studies through my final year of high school. I passed my final tests and received the best grade on the 2009 test in Spanish of all who took it at that exam center.  

I must emphasize the importance of the gender training that allowed me to better manage my class when I became a teacher: I manage to easily integrate gender into my classroom practices. Additionally, with the leadership workshop, I’ve learned to plan other training to gain access to leadership positions. I couldn’t enroll in college because I didn’t have the means. Instead, I opted for this path and hope to continue my studies later. 

Because of this program, people in my village now understand the importance of education and all the girls go to school.I am a teacher, wife, mother, daughter, and sister; it is a bit difficult to manage all those different roles, but, thanks to my education, my family, my in-laws, and my colleagues appreciate me; I am a role model and an example cited by all."

Thank you for your support of WGEP and of women like Fatou! 

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Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for helping WGEP help girls like Fridah

WGEP graduate Fridah
WGEP graduate Fridah

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters-to-School program in Kenya! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to girls like Fridah in rural Kenya who otherwise lack the opportunity to go to school. Thank you for partnering with us in this critical, life-changing work!

With your help, Fridah was able to graduate and is now pursuing a university degree in education. This is her story:

Because her mother passed away and her elderly father can no longer work, balancing school and helping her family has always been hard for Fridah. Through perseverance and sheer determination, she managed to pass her primary school exams, but she didn’t know if she would be able to keep her studies going or if her family would be able to send her to secondary school. In 2007, a WGEP scholarship allowed then 15-year-old Fridah to continue her studies at Kenya’s Mukothima Girls Secondary School. During the school holidays she often took manual work to help provide for her family. Now a graduate, Fridah hopes to become the principal of a secondary school so she can help other girls in need. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Education at Mt. Kenya University and is a mentor to younger girls in our program. Fridah says, ‘’My dream is to be self-reliant and assist my community.’’

WGEP works in 12 rural Kenyan villages providing programs for scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, adult literacy instruction, scholar family support, community awareness, and an alternative rite of passage program to combat genital cutting and early marriage.

Thank you for your support and for helping make the dreams of girls like Fridah into a reality!

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Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for helping WGEP help girls like Sarata!

Sarata with classmates in 2007
Sarata with classmates in 2007

Thank you for supporting Women's Global Education Project and our Sisters-to-School program in Senegal! Your support helps WGEP provide critical scholarships to more than 300 girls in rural Senegal, girls who otherwise would not have the chance to go to school.

One of these girls is Sarata, who was able to complete her education and is currently trailblazing in a male-dominated field as a police officer.  This is what she has to say about how our program has made a difference for her:

"Our Sisters to School allowed me to take responsibility for my family, and allowed the village to have intellectual girls who organize and try to improve living conditions, especially in terms of health. Now, my life has changed because I’ve taken responsibility for myself.

I am a police officer, and I do the same work as the men. Life in the army is difficult, but I manage. I am single, and I am first and foremost preparing for my future. I just passed the Baccalauréat in 2013, which shows that I’ve continued studies on my own. I plan on marrying later on and running my own household."

Thank you for your support for WGEP and for inspiring girls like Sarata!

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