Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Initiative Invests in Transforming Girls’ Education in Rural Africa

DATE : April 12, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

• #STARTSMALL Gives $3MM to four organizations to serve 20k more girls• Girls’ education is best long-term solution to existential problems facing the world• Brought together by the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance San Francisco – April 6, 2021 – Jack Dorsey closed out Women’s History Month with a $3 million grant to support girls’ […]


How WGEP is Responding to COVID-19 in Rural Kenya and Senegal

DATE : April 24, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

April 24th, 2020 Over the past several weeks, Women’s Global Education Project has adapted our programs to respond to the growing threat of coronavirus in the communities where we work. Our teams in Kenya, Senegal, and the U.S. have worked remotely since mid-March, and are working hard to provide resources in order to keep our […]


WGEP Recommends: A Reading (and Watch) List for COVID-19

DATE : April 15, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In an effort to help fill your at-home days, we’ve compiled a WGEP reading (and viewing!) list of some of our favorite books and films on topics like gender inequality, girls’ education and African culture. Read on to see why each choice made the list, along with our favorite quotes, and discussion questions to help […]


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.


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 […]


This International Women’s Day, Let’s Go Beyond The Scholarship To Support Girls Education

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

By Founder, Amy Maglio   Meet Fatou.   At first glance, Fatou is a beautiful, determined young Senegalese girl. Her eyes are intense and strong. Her stare is purposeful and unique. If one were to speak with her, you would hear of her desire to go to school and to use her education for the […]


November Updates: Michelle Obama thanks WGEP for doing what we do

DATE : November 16, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Former First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a roundtable conversation and photo line on the eve of the Global Girls Alliance initiative launch in New York, NY Oct. 10, 2018. (Photo: Chuck Kennedy for the Obama Foundation)   Last month, WGEP founder and executive director Amy Maglio met with Michelle Obama to celebrate the launch of […]


WGEP Joins Michelle Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance

DATE : October 24, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

To celebrate International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2018, Women’s Global Education Project founder and executive director Amy Maglio traveled to NYC to join stakeholders from around the globe as former first lady and champion for girls’ education, Michelle Obama, kicked off the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a new Obama Foundation initiative. WGEP […]


WGEP on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

DATE : October 22, 2018 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Last week, WGEP founder and executive director Amy Maglio returned to Chicago Public Radio to chat with Jerome McDonnell about our transformative work! You can listen to the interview in full by clicking here. From WBEZ: While Chicagoan, Amy Maglio, volunteered with the Peace Corps in rural Senegal, she witnessed many barriers that kept girls […]


Dining For Women July Partnership

DATE : April 14, 2017 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

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