Project #7044

Educate girls and fight poverty in Kenya

by Women's Global Education Project
Aug 1, 2012

"Girls have equal rights"-WGEP survey boys & girls

100 percent of the children recently surveyed at our WGEP Kenya Boys and Girls Clubs believe that girls should have the chance to go to school, the same as boys.

The survey asked 46 middle school club members about their attitudes towards girls, education, genital cutting, and empowerment. The results show that our programs are making a real difference: 78% of the girls said they did not want to undergo genital cutting; 60% of the boys said they did not support genital cutting for their sisters; and 100% of both the girls and the boys said girls should be able to go to school.

The survey also showed how much our programs are needed in the community: 60% of the children come from subsistence-farming families, and 80% cited lack of funds for food, shelter and school fees as the biggest problem their family faced. Thank you for your support of our WGEP project in Kenya!



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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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