WGEP Scholars Discuss the Importance of Literacy & Education

WGEP Executive Director Amy Maglio is currently in Senegal for the May 23rd opening of our second library and computer center as part of the Our Sisters Read program, in partnership with USAID. In the meantime, Amy has been meeting with WGEP scholars to discuss their experiences with our programs and to learn what education and literacy mean for them.

We know the statistics: educated women are more likely to have fewer and healthier children; contribute significantly to economic growth; are less likely to contract HIV; and have higher income and better health outcomes overall. But don’t you want to hear from our scholars themselves? We will be collecting their stories through interviews and short video clips and sharing them with you–stay tuned!

Pictured: Amy with WGEP Senegal secondary school scholars and Senegal Project Director Adji Senghor (far left).

May 19th, 2016