Maasai Girls Education Fund
Rating: 5 stars 72 72 reviews
5800 MacArthur Blvd Nw Washington DC 20016 USA
In Kenya, Maasai women have one of the lowest literacy rates in the country due to poverty and social and cultural institutions that deny women the right to an education. MGEF is working to economically empower Maasai women by educating girls and women, and the Maasai Community.
Scholarships: mgef provides scholarships to needy girls in kajiado county, kenya, from primary school through university.
workshops: mgef organizes life skills workshops for girls and boys in primary schools to address the social factors and cultural beliefs that prevent girls from getting an education, including early marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital cutting, and hiv; mgef provides business training workshops to rural maasai women; mgef holds community workshops for chiefs, elders, and their wives to reduce early marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital cutting, and the spread of hiv.
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