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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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Honoring Mothers Everywhere

Did you know? Mothers are the backbone of the Maasai family. They do everything in their power (ex: selling charcoal, beadwork, etc) to send their daughters to school. Without this encouragement, our students would not be where they are today. To honor Maasai mothers, and mothers everywhere, we are launching…

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Student Updates

Congratulations to three of our students, who have secured internships at the following institutions: Everlyne Naserian Oltinki at Prince Johns High School Kasarani, Nairobi Esther Sanayian Lemanyi at Turner & Hernshaw Investments, Nairobi Dorothy Siyiapei Malleon at Centurion System Limited, Nairobi

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Girls Not Brides

We are proud new members of Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of over 100 organizations working to end child marriage all over the world. The coalition upholds a central belief of ours: that girls have the right to an education and a bright future. Early marriage eliminates the chance…

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MGEF Featured on Kabissa.org

Our friends at Kabissa.org (a social network nonprofit that empowers and connects grassroots NGOs committed to African civil society) wrote a lovely case study about MGEF, which is featured on their homepage and here: http://www.kabissa.org/maasai-girls-education-fund. We’re thrilled to be partners with Kabissa and truly appreciate their work. Thanks, Kabissa!

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Simantoi and Priscilla’s Graduation

In December 2011, MGEF students Simantoi Kilama and Priscilla Seet graduated from post-secondary institutions with degrees in psychology and teaching, respectively. To share their accomplishments, Simantoi and Priscilla invited the community to a celebratory event, held on December 28th, 2011. MGEF Kajiado staff came to honor Simantoi and Priscilla, capturing…

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MGEF is a Google Grants Award Recipient!

Maasai Girls Education Fund is the recipient of a Google Grants award, as of December 18th, 2011. The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the…

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What the Nobel Peace Prize Teaches Us About Education

Last week three women, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their tremendous peace building efforts in their respective countries. This announcement came on the heels of several global conferences, including CGI 2011, during which international leaders…

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