Last month, WGEP founder and executive director Amy Maglio met with Michelle Obama to celebrate the launch of the Obama Foundation’s new adolescent girls education initiative, the Global Girls Alliance. Women’s Global is so proud to stand with her (literally!) as a member of the alliance.
And, that’s right — she even personally thanked WGEP for breaking down barriers to girls’ education!
We will be launching our annual holiday campaign on November 27th, also known as #GivingTuesday. On this international day of generosity, we want to take a moment to thank every member of the WGEP family for your ongoing and outspoken support over the years.
Since 2004, our programs have helped over 14,000 women and girls to better their own situations. And we’re just getting started. Thank you so much for your partnership, insights, and firm belief that every girl should get to decide her own future.
WGEP officially kicks off our new girls’ leadership program funded by the State Department in Senegal this week.High school aged girls in the program will learn the skills and gain the confidence to address issues they identify in their own communities. The girls are embracing their roles of change-makers already: they now refer to themselves by adding the term “leader” after their first name — Khady is now Khady-leader, and Mariama is now Mariama-leader!
Want to stay up to date with what we accomplished together last year? WGEP 2017’s annual report centers around “Bringing Learning Home.”
When girls are supported outside of the classroom–by their families and entire communities–they are able to truly thrive in their studies.
Amy (Executive Director) and Emily (staff member) are heading to our partner site in rural Kenya in a couple of weeks and will attend the Alternative Rite of Passage program, which gives girls the chance to say “No!” to female genital mutilation. Over 300 girls are signed up this year, the most in history!
Did you know we also have a program to provide boys with Safe Male Circumcision? Since 2013, 307 boys have gone through this program — and next month, 80 more will have a safe rite of passage into adulthood, too.