Women’s Global Education Project (WGEP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax-ID # 32-0082340. Founded in 2004, our mission is to empower women and girls in rural regions of Africa through education, to build better lives and foster more equitable communities. We work in two remote regions – Fatick, Senegal and Tharaka-Nithi county, Kenya – providing girls with school scholarships, leadership trainings, literacy activities, health workshops, and mentoring. Thanks to a $750,000 investment from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in 2021, our program is growing, and we are interested in building partnerships with like-minded corporations with an interest in supporting youth empowerment, gender equity, building literacy skills and/or catalyzing girls’ interest in STEM.
+ Despite global gains towards gender equality, in sub-Saharan Africa, one in four girls cannot read or write, and girls lag 20% behind boys in secondary school enrollment (via UNESCO 2022)
+ Over 99.7% of girls in our scholarship program stay in school each year
WGEP is building a state-of-the-art library and computer center in Gatunga, Kenya (opening in 2023), which will house 10,000 books and 25 computers in a community where no resources like it exist. The center will host free reading activities, literacy classes, and computer training workshops for local women and girls!
We love collaborating with employee resource groups (ERGs) to host lunch n' learn presentations, or panels to celebrate International Women's Day in March, or International Day of the Girl Child in October! WGEP's Strategic Partnerships Manager is available to host talks for honorariums between $2,500 - $5,000.
As a small organization, donations at every level can have a major impact on the lives of women and girls in the regions that we serve: