MAASAI GIRLS EDUCATION FUND
May 10, 2010
MGEF is a powerful force not only in the lives of the girls that it benefits, but in their families and communities as well. The benefits of girls education are widely touted, but MGEF manages to educate the various members of the Maasai community as well as the people in these girls lives see the profund effect education has on them.
Barbara Shaw run the organization with the help of a bright and creative board. Ms. Shaw is not only extremely organized and savvy in regards navigating MGEF thorough the corrupt waters of Kenya, she is also completely in love with these girls. Her level of dedication to their education and their developemnt into empowered young women is truly beautiful.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
While volunteering for MGEF in Kenya I had the opportunity to meet several girls who without the help of MGEF donors would have been married off at very young ages (9-13) or been left defenseless after their parents died of HIV.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & Worked for 6 months as an intern involved in the business operation in Washington, DC as well as helping to organize the annual meeting of MGEF students in Kenya.