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Last modified: August 23, 2011, 8:29 PM
Women's Global Education Project (WGEP) believes 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 to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities.
Women's Global works in both Kenya and Senegal, implementing our programs through strong partnerships with local in-country organizations to ensure that our work is community-driven, sustainable and appropriate to the actual needs of our target communities. WGEP seeks to address the root causes of poverty such as the lack of education, limited opportunities for women and girls, and insufficient resources for local community organizations.
WGEP's flagship Sisters-to-School Program provides both full and partial primary and secondary school scholarships, along with health education, to the most marginalized girls to get, and keep them in school. We also provide after school "Molding Clubs" to both third grade boys and girls, female adult literacy classes, and engage in community awareness programs to ensure that we build support to sustain girls' education in the areas in which we work.
Since our start in 2003, we have provided over 1300 full and partial scholarships to our girl scholars, and have impacted more than 4000 individuals through our community awareness programs.