WGEP Scholar Wins National Essay Contest

Sadio is a WGEP Sisters to School scholar from Sokone, Senegal. This past December, she won first place in a national essay contest held by the United Bank for Africa Foundation in Dakar, Senegal. The contest received more than 1,000 entries from students across Senegal. The essay prompt was “Does obedience mean giving up one’s freedom?”

Notably, the second and third place winners were also young women. However, Sadio was the only one from a rural village while the other winners were from the capital, Dakar. Like all WGEP beneficiaries, Sadio was awarded an academic scholarship because of her family’s inability to support her in school. Without our support, she likely would have had to drop out of school, as many young women in rural regions must do. Sadio is an extremely bright and hardworking young woman and we are so proud to be able to support her through the Sisters to School program!

As a reward for winning first place in the essay contest, Sadio received a laptop computer and a University scholarship.

Thank you for supporting WGEP scholars like Sadio!


See the article announcing Sadio’s win HERE!


Pictured: Sadio with WGEP Senegal Program Director Adji Senghor


February 7th, 2017