Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

by Women's Global Education Project
Feb 17, 2009

Women's Global adds scholarships

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 keep them from getting drawn into hard domestic or agricultural labor. We had a successful summer program, with 36 elementary students and 25 high school students participating. Average daily attendance was around 98 percent, which is an increase from the previous year. The girls got tutoring in their weakest subject areas to better prepare them for the 2009 school year.

For 2009, we were able to add nine elementary school scholarships and 10 high school scholarships, bringing our total number of Senegal scholars to 79. We were also pleased to see positive effects from our community awareness program to help families grasp how educating their daughters—a low priority for many poor Senegalese families—provides them with long-term and effective tools for escaping poverty. The number of girls attending school is increasing in rural villages where we work, and in five of the schools where we have scholars, the number of girls now slightly exceeds that of boys!

Your support enables us to provide these invaluable scholarships and programs to our girls and their families, who along with the majority of rural families in Senegal are struggling with the rising costs of living expenses brought on by the global recession. Without these scholarships, these families would not be able to afford to send their daughters to school. You are making a difference—thank you for your support!


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Women's Global Education Project

Location: Oak Park, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Amy Maglio
Oak Park, Illinois United States
$201,614 raised of $215,000 goal
1,158 donations
$13,386 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.