MGEF Student, Gloria, Completes Medical Rotations in U.S.

For the past eight weeks, MGEF medical student, Gloria Kotente Mumeita has worked alongside renowned doctors at Suburban Hospital (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins) to fulifill some of her remaining university credits. It has been a joy to have Gloria in the United States, and we applaud her bravery and…

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New Opportunities for U.S.-Kenyan Collaboration to End Violence Against Women

United States foreign policy took a leap forward on May 8th when five Senators introduced the International Violence Against Women Act. This new bipartisan bill is designed to make the protection of rights of women and girls worldwide a key priority to U.S. diplomats. Presentation of this bill comes at…

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Young Maasai Women: An Opportunity to Invest in the Future

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The world today has seen a blossoming of youth populations – the largest in human history, in fact! The world now has over 1.8 billion young people, approximately…

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Pizza with a Purpose

We are pleased to partner up with the delicious business, Naked Pizza, for two weeks of pizza-themed fundraising in the Washington, DC area! From March 16th-29th, use the code “MGEF” when ordering from Naked Pizza and 20% of the proceeds will benefit our girls education programs in Kenya. Combining our…

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Five Things That Happen When You Educate a Girl

Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating the accomplishments and empowerment of women and a reminder to continuously strive for women’s equality, safety, and success. At MGEF, we recognize the role that education plays in allowing girls to achieve their dreams and in contributing to the well-being of…

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Meet MGEF’s Marketing & Programs Coordinator!

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team, Morghan Wolf, Marketing & Programs Coordinator! With a background in community development, Morghan is in charge of monitoring, supporting, and evaluating all MGEF programs in Kenya, as well as developing fundraising and marketing strategies to grow the organization as…

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Barbara Lee Shaw, Obituary in the Nation

The Nation, a widely read newspaper in Kenya, printed the following obituary on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, coinciding with the annual MGEF Student Reception and a similar obituary printed in the Washington Post. To ease your reading, please consider downloading the PDF file at the bottom of this post. Barbara…

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