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


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 its Girls Opportunity Alliance — an initiative designed to help some of the estimated 98 million adolescent young women around the world who aren’t in school.

Maglio said she was present at the Alliance’s launch on the Today Show and even got a chance to meet former first lady Michelle Obama. The short film featuring Rebecca, which debuted on Feb. 6 — designated the Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation — was one of five produced for the Girls Opportunity Alliance.”

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