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jgriff31

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Review for Maasai Girls Education Fund, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A development professional once told me that the most effective way to achieve development in an African country is to educate the girls. And that is exactly what MGEF does. When you educate a girl, she develops the skills to earn a living and help support her family. Her knowledge and industry also brings economic benefits as well as new ideas to her village. And the educated young woman herself becomes a role model for the girls who follow her. I believe MGEF does wonderful work. Its work is "on the ground" -- it is culturally sensitive in its dealing with parents, village elders, gender issues, etc. -- and it provides Maasai girls in Kenya an alternative to marriage at the age of eleven or twelve and a life of poverty.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I feel good about being associated with an organization that does such good work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and volunteers are all nice people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a positive and significant difference in the economic and cultural life of Kenyans.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been fine.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need more publicity to generate more funding so that it can increase the extent and scope of its work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I do whatever I can to help Barbara Shaw with various tasks around the office, and of course, I contribute the Fund.