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March 2019

WGEP Senegal And WGEP Kenya Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

DATE : March 28, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In honor of International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, social, political and cultural achievements of women, WGEP’s teams in both Senegal and Kenya celebrated with dancing, singing and lively community meetings. Photos and video below.

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WGEP And The Girls Opportunity Alliance Announce “Give Girls The Chance To Dream Big” Fundraising Campaign

DATE : March 27, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  For International Women’s Day 2019, WGEP and the Girls Opportunity Alliance announced a fundraising campaign to raise funds for and generate more awareness around girls education in rural Africa. The fundraiser, launched in partnership with GoFundMe, seeks to raise $45,000. These funds will ensure 150 scholarships to help girls get into and stay in […]

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Local Press Shares WGEP’s Journey With The Girls Opportunity Alliance

DATE : March 27, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  The Wednesday Journal, also known as oak park.com, featured our work with the Girls Opportunity Alliance on March 19th, 2019. Reporter, Michael Romain, discussed our partnership with GOA and how the documentary film and GoFundMe fundraiser came to be. “Last spring, Maglio said, the nonprofit was contacted by the Obama Foundation to participate in […]

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Our Program To End FGM Featured In Documentary Short Produced By The Obama Foundation

DATE : March 27, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  The Obama Foundation traveled to Kenya to produce a short documentary film on the work WGEP is doing end FCM and keep girls in school in rural Kenya. The film, Rebecca’s Story, debuted across multiple platforms and is being used as a tool to generate awareness about the Obama Foundation’s new initiative, the Girls […]

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Philanthropy Women Shares The Work of Women’s Global Education Project During Women’s History Month

DATE : March 27, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

    Philanthropy Women, a home for news and conversation about women donors, highlighted our partnership with the Obama Foundation’s new initiative, the Global Girls Alliance, on International Women’s Day 2019 in an article entitled, “How’s the Obama Foundation Doing with Building the Global Girl’s Alliance?” The article discussed WGEP’s partnership and shared insight as […]

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Our Feature In The Chicago Tribune

DATE : March 27, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

  On February 28th, 2019 we were thrilled to be featured in the Chicago Tribune in an article entitled, “Oak Park-based nonprofit is subject of new documentary by Michelle Obama’s foundation.” This article shared the details of our partnership with the Girls Opportunity Alliance and discussed the campaign launched in partnership to raise funds and […]

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