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High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya

by The Amazing Maasai Girls Project
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya
High-School Scholarships for 3 Maasai Girls, Kenya

Summary

The Amazing Maasai Girls Project supports the high-school education of high-achieving, hardworking girls from Maasai communities in Laikipia, Kenya, whose families have no means to afford the fees. Since 2010, when the team met on The Amazing Race China TV show, we have raised more than $100,000 through Kenya's first Ultramarathon and have given 38 Amazing Girls 4-year scholarships. The AMGP aims to build on this success, giving more girls access to an education that can transform their futures.

$1,325
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Secondary school fees are an entirely unaffordable expense for the average Maasai family. For this reason, it is mostly boys who make it beyond primary school; girls meanwhile are often married as young as age 15. Without access to secondary school, even the brightest girls lose the chance to discover their own voices; they're unlikely to learn how to avoid pregnancy & HIV, they have no way to find jobs and no choice in the direction of their futures.

Solution

Four years of high school education is enough to transform the future of a Maasai girl from Laikipia North. In school, they will be more likely to avoid childhood marriage, developing instead the skills & self-confidence required to find a job and better support their families. The Amazing Maasai Girls Project covers the future-changing school fees for girls with the required primary school grades, whose families cannot otherwise afford them (as verified by the school authorities).

Long-Term Impact

To educate a girl is to invest in her, her family and her community - education is an invaluable long-term investment with a wide-reaching impact. As The Amazing Maasai Girls Project scholarship program grows, so does the support of the local community. We work to put at least 10 girls in school each year so they take control of their own situations, and start improving the situations of their wider environment over the next 5-10 years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.amazinggirls.org
The Amazing Maasai Girls Project
The Amazing Maasai Marathon, our annual fundraiser
Meet our Sponsored Girls
About Us

Organization Information

The Amazing Maasai Girls Project

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
The Amazing Maasai Girls Project
Sarah Edson
Project Leader:
Sarah Edson
Charleston, South Carolina United States

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