Maasai Girls Education Fund

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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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9 people found this review helpful

I am Gloria Kotente Mumeita, a beneficiary of MGEF and a medical student at The University of Nairobi,Kenya. MGEF started sponsoring me in 2007 when I was in my second year in high school because my parents could not afford to pay my fee. I graduated high school with an A- and MGEF continued paying my university fee. I have finished my fourth year of medical school and am doing my medical rotation at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland where Tracey Pyles, the MGEF president works, and the National Institute of Health. I am getting the best experience and getting to interact and learn from the best doctors in the world thanks to MGEF. MGEF not only pays our school fees but help in instilling good values in us through their mentoring workshops. MGEF for us is not just an organization but a family. Thank you MGEF for helping me realize my dream.

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When was about to clear my primary education in A.I.C Kajiado that was in 2004, i never even had a dream that i will ever step in a secondary school class due to financial problems.I had even started relaxing on my studies, because they were of no help for me since after all won't join a secondary school.Sometimes i had a second thought and i just study for the sake.Infact iwas never poor in my studies i realy liked mathematics and science which boost me on my grade. Come the day when the results of the final exam that i did were announced, iwas position nine in our class.However i was not even happy about it since, it was not of benefit to me Since my mother had no money to take me to a secondary school. Thanks God came the saviour MGEF which took me and told me that they will pay my school fees and also provide me with other facilities such as uniform ,shoes and other requirement. It was like a dream to me,But all in all ithank God for the existance of such a wonderful and blessed organisation the MGEF.This organisation was is bright light to many maasai girls and alsothe whole commuity in general to eradicate the illiteracy and poverty in the maasai community. It also Leads to the improvement of the living stardards in the community.The founder of the organisation is Barbara Lee shaw a from US.the staff are mostly from the maasai community,and are very friendly to us student .It provides all the school requirement to all students when schools open,i.e thrice in a year.With this organisation no student have any reason as to not working hard in her academic work.

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