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Seasons Greetings from Costa Rica

We received an early holiday card today all the way from Costa Rica! MGEF student Abigael Simaloi Pertet is standing to the far left along with the other newly admitted African students at EARTH University. She is currently taking intensive Spanish classes, and will begin her 4-year Bachelor’s degree program…

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Giving Thanks

We are pleased to announce that MGEF student, Flora Nanetia Ogeli, recently completed her coursework towards a diploma in Business Administration from the Masai Technical Training Institute. Just days after the American holiday, Thanksgiving, we received a beautiful letter of appreciation from Flora Nanetia Ogeli that we would like to…

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Alumni Group: Mentoring & Sanitary Pads Project, Part II

Did you know that rural Maasai girls miss up to 1/4 of the school year due to their menstrual periods? Without the funds or access to sanitary pads, girls stay home every month and fall behind in their classes. Our Alumni Group is addressing this education barrier by distributing sanitary…

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SAIS Global Women in Leadership Welcomes MGEF

On November 16th, 2012, MGEF Founder and President Barbara Lee Shaw spoke at the SAIS Global Women in Leadership lecture series to discuss nonprofit leadership and community development with SAIS students and faculty in Washington, DC. As described by Angie Taylor, of SAIS Global Women in Leadership, “This series aims…

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MGEF is Going Global!

MGEF students are going places. From a rural Kenyan village to Central America, our very own Abigael Simaloi Pertet is proving how far education and hard work can take her. How far? All the way to EARTH University in Costa Rica on a full, four-year scholarship to pursue a Bachelor’s…

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Online Volunteering

We’re partnering with the online and international volunteering organization, Skills For Girls, to connect our college students with English tutors from around the world. How is this possible? Skills For Girls founder, Elaine Marshall (UK), realized that the growing availability of internet and computers, even in the most remote locations,…

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Cameras4Change Workshop Starts in 12 Days!

The Cameras4Change Workshop, a collaboration between MGEF Kajiado and the Canada-based nonprofit Cameras4Change, kicks off on November 26th in Kajiado, Kenya. Learn all about the 5-day curriculum, previous Cameras4Change projects, and much more on their website.

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Alumni Group: Mentoring & Sanitary Pads Project

Our Alumni Group is a coalition of MGEF alumni and current college students who are dedicated to empowering other Maasai women and girls. Their first project focuses on mentoring rural primary school girls and providing them with sanitary pads. These girls regularly miss school because they have no access to…

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Headbands on a Mission

Today we are featuring a very special MGEF student sponsor. Mary Grace is a 15-year-old girl who has turned her talent and business savvy into a creative mechanism for funding girls’ education in Uganda, Kenya, Paraguay, and Haiti. Her business, Reverse the Course, sells handmade headbands and hair ribbons to…

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June is Dining for Women Month!

We are pleased to announce that, for the entire month of June, MGEF is being featured by Dining for Women (DFW). What does this mean exactly? DFW selects women’s empowerment organizations to sponsor for every month of the year. With over 200 chapters throughout the world, DFW members gather each…

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