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Happy Women's Equality Day!

August 26, 2014 - 2:51pm
Happy Women's Equality Day!

Girls education is connected to everything!

August 19, 2014 - 5:15pm
Girls education is connected to everything!


This is why we lead community workshops for Maasai fathers, mothers, and village...

July 31, 2014 - 9:30am
This is why we lead community workshops for Maasai fathers, mothers, and village elders about the importance of girls' education and empowerment. This is why MGEF works to eradicate child marriage and FGM. We want to see a world where every girl can go to school and stay in school.

See full text of Michelle Obama's incredible speech here: http://tinyurl.com/l66psxk.


Our friends over at Girls Not Brides recently shared this infographic with five...

July 30, 2014 - 11:26am
Our friends over at Girls Not Brides recently shared this infographic with five startling facts about child marriage around the world. One way to limit child marriages is through the spread of education and the opportunities for economic advancement that this provides for women in developing countries.


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Check out this informative infographic from our friends at CARE: 5 little-known facts about child marriage. http://bit.ly/1rP0Dfu

Special #TBT (aka #ThrowbackThursday) of MGEF student Caroline Kashinin's gradua...

July 24, 2014 - 5:11pm
Special #TBT (aka #ThrowbackThursday) of MGEF student Caroline Kashinin's graduation from nursing school. We are so proud of you, Caroline!


We would like to congratulate MGEF alumna Evelyn on her first year teaching. We...

July 16, 2014 - 11:10am
We would like to congratulate MGEF alumna Evelyn on her first year teaching. We are so proud of her accomplishments during this first year and the work she is doing to continue the cycle of education in the Maasai community. Many of our alumnae have gone on to work with us by teaching at community education workshops. We thank all these wonderful young women for their support!


"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters a...

July 14, 2014 - 9:51am
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential." Wise words from Malala Yousafzai during her speech to the UN General Assembly last year. We are proud to support such an inspiring young woman this #MalalaDay!



Helping girls worldwide requires a united stand
www.washingtonpost.com
girls face unspeakable challenges

We came across this great video from Bristol, England that is promoting an end t...

July 2, 2014 - 9:53am
We came across this great video from Bristol, England that is promoting an end to gender based violence and female genital mutilation within their community. FGM is a social problem that affects girls worldwide. We hope you find this video as uplifting as we did!


Use Your Head - Integrate Bristol (Official Music Video) - dance to end gender violence

#UseYourHead OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO This is the most uplifting thing you will watch this summer!. Kids and Ministers dance to end violence against women and gi...

Our Life Skills Workshops are designed to educate primary school children about...

June 30, 2014 - 1:08pm
Our Life Skills Workshops are designed to educate primary school children about puberty and that the changes to their bodies are normal. Through these workshops we hope to encourage young girls to stay in school throughout these life transitions. We want them to know that being a girl is a wonderful thing! #LikeAGirl


Check out this video by our friends over at USAID about the important role that...

June 25, 2014 - 2:03pm
Check out this video by our friends over at USAID about the important role that women play in development efforts worldwide! MGEF is helping to educate girls is Kenya by using MGEF program alumni to mentor and encourage young girls to stay in school. #LetGirlsLearn!


Let Girls Learn

Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. Let Girls Learn is a new effort by the United States Governmen...

The Maasai community in Esiteti has come together to end the practice of female...

June 23, 2014 - 11:36am
The Maasai community in Esiteti has come together to end the practice of female genital mutilation. The following article is an interesting look at the debate surrounding FGM and the actions necessary to implement alternative rites of passage. The solution involves men and women working together to protect their girls!


Kenya fights custom of female mutilation
www.usatoday.com
Mercy Kemunto, 13, had a dilemma: Obey her parents and undergo the ritual cutting as custom dictates or shame them by refusing.

The theme for #AfricanChildDay yesterday was "a child-friendly, quality, free, a...

June 18, 2014 - 2:17pm
The theme for #AfricanChildDay yesterday was "a child-friendly, quality, free, and compulsory education for all children in Africa." This is a great theme that is perfectly in line with the work we do here at MGEF!


Legislators in Kenya and the United States have been working on new laws designe...

June 13, 2014 - 12:58pm
Legislators in Kenya and the United States have been working on new laws designed to combat domestic violence both nationally and around the world. Here at MGEF we are excited about this new opportunity for teamwork between the U.S. and Kenya. The passing of these laws would benefit the work we do to educate the Maasai population through our workshops! Click on the link to read more about these two new bills on our blog!

http://www.maasaigirlseducation.org/end_violence


New Opportunities for U.S.-Kenyan Collaboration to End Violence Against Women | Maasai Girls...
www.maasaigirlseducation.org
United States foreign policy took a leap forward on May 8th when five Senators introduced the International Violence Against Women Act. This new bipartisan bill is designed to make the protection of rights of women and girls worldwide a key priority to U.S. diplomats. Presentation of this bill comes…

Today, we celebrate the birthday of our inspiring founder, Barbara Lee Shaw. Wit...

June 12, 2014 - 11:25am
Today, we celebrate the birthday of our inspiring founder, Barbara Lee Shaw. Without her vision and passion, MGEF would not be the incredible organization it is today. Barbara is deeply loved and missed by all of those whose lives she touched.


At MGEF we are working to combat male sexual entitlement and domestic violence b...

June 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
At MGEF we are working to combat male sexual entitlement and domestic violence by educating boys to understand the rights and power of women in their community. Empowering boys to speak out against domestic violence is key to ending daily threats to female safety. #YesAllWomen


This is an interesting list that is worth reading. We would love to start a disc...

June 4, 2014 - 3:41pm
This is an interesting list that is worth reading. We would love to start a discussion about these myths. Do you agree or disagree with these points? Let us know what you think!

http://www.globalcitizen.org/Content/Content.aspx?id=2925b243-a89c-48a4-ae86-8e2f84a3b92f


27 myths about the developing world
www.globalcitizen.org
Want to join thousands of others raising their voices for change? Register as a Global Citizen, and start taking action to fight extreme poverty today.

Take a look at all the wonderful body products from our partners at Yeyo's Organ...

May 29, 2014 - 11:47am
Take a look at all the wonderful body products from our partners at Yeyo's Organic Body Products. When you purchase items from them you are helping support our Community Education Programs and girls' education!


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You all are amazing. We have raised almost $50 in a little under 3 weeks towards our first workshop! If you are scratching your head wondering what I am talking about, please head over to www.yeyosorganics.com and take a look at our Philanthropy and Donations tabs. Each time you purchase from Yeyo's Organic Body Products, a portion of your proceeds helps to fund community educational workshops for men and women in the Maasai Community through our primary charitable giving partner, the Maasai Girls Education Fund (maasaigirlseducation.org). We are almost half way to our goal! #yeyosorganicbodyproducts #organicskincare #naturalskincare #foracause #philanthrophy #mybeautyfundseducation #maasai #maasaigirlseducationfund #greenbeauty #donate #progress #giveback

On the day of her passing, we celebrate a Phenomenal Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou.

May 28, 2014 - 12:26pm
On the day of her passing, we celebrate a Phenomenal Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou.


We are so proud of Caroline, an MGEF alumna, for continuing to do great work in...

May 21, 2014 - 11:07am
We are so proud of Caroline, an MGEF alumna, for continuing to do great work in the Maasai community! She works for an organization that supports sustainable livelihoods, child development, health and hygiene, and disaster relief efforts. We hope all of our graduates follow her lead and pay it forward!


In honor of Mother's Day, we want to send your awesome mom a card! In the comm...

May 8, 2014 - 12:26pm
In honor of Mother's Day, we want to send your awesome mom a card!

In the comments section, tag your mom, tell us how she has impacted your life, and share a special photo of the two of you.

Then, donate to MGEF to support Maasai girls and the influential women in their lives, and we will personally send your mom a card featuring original MGEF artwork!

To donate, click here: http://www.maasaigirlseducation.org/donate. Be sure to give us your mom's name and mailing address when making the donation!