Project #7044

Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya

by Women's Global Education Project
Mar 15, 2011

IMPACT TO DATE: We are making a difference!

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 our Senegal program and 257 through our Kenya program! These scholarships make it possible for girls who otherwise could not go to school have the opportunity for an education. **Retention rates in both our Senegal and Kenya programs have remained at 90 percent or higher over the past four years! This is especially impressive since the communities where we work have historically been known for high dropout rates among girls due to the prioritization of education for boys' over girls', over reliance on girls for home and farm chores, and the prevalence of early marriage. If you would like to learn about our sister project in Senegal, please visit our WGEP Kenya GlobalGiving page at you can visit us at If you would like to further support our work in Senegal and Kenya, GlobalGiving will be matching gifts made via on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, up to $1000 per donor, with $75,000 in matching funds to be dispersed. We would not have been able to do this work without your support. Thank you for making a difference!



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Women's Global Education Project

Location: Oak Park, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Amy Maglio
Oak Park, IL United States
$3,945 raised of $20,000 goal
64 donations
$16,055 to go
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