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Happy Thursday! Reverse The Course, one of MGEF's most valued partners, has just...

October 23, 2014 - 7:23pm
Happy Thursday! Reverse The Course, one of MGEF's most valued partners, has just released a trailer for their upcoming documentary! Tumaini is about creative solutions to increase girl's access to education in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are so grateful to be working with such an inspiring and innovative organization.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/109474410#t=0s


Tumaini Trailer

This is a trailer to a hopeful documentary about girls education in Sub-Saharan Africa and one girl's determination to solve it. Mary Grace Henry, founder of Reverse…

We want to send a big THANK YOU to all of our generous friends for supporting ou...

October 16, 2014 - 10:05am
We want to send a big THANK YOU to all of our generous friends for supporting our Donation Match Challenge yesterday. It was a huge success! We received over $5,000 in matching funds and won the $1,000 Global Giving bonus for the most donations. Thank you for helping us get closer to reaching our goal!

If you didn't have a chance to donate yesterday, we have another matching day coming up on December 2nd, so mark your calendars!

THANK YOU!!

Today is the day! Donate to MGEF now and get a 30% match by Global Giving. Match...

October 15, 2014 - 9:58am
Today is the day! Donate to MGEF now and get a 30% match by Global Giving. Matching funds are going fast!


Provide Community Education to 8,300 Maasai People
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This project will teach life skills to Maasai girls and boys, offer business training and seed grants to rural Maasai women, and mentoring workshops, and teach parents about HIV, involving the whole community in our effort to end early marriage of girls (12-15 yrs old), teen pregnancy, female genita…

Want to help the Maasai Girls Education Fund further the work we do in Kenya?! T...

October 14, 2014 - 3:32pm
Want to help the Maasai Girls Education Fund further the work we do in Kenya?! TOMORROW is Global Giving's Bonus Day. Each donation made through their site will be matched by 30%, allowing your generosity to make even a greater impact. Donating earlier in the day will ensure that your gift will be matched! THANK YOU!

Interested?? Follow the link here: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/9497/maasai-girls-education-fund/


Donate to Maasai Girls Education Fund
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Happy International #DayoftheGirl!! We are happy to celebrate this day, which fo...

October 11, 2014 - 5:22pm
Happy International #DayoftheGirl!! We are happy to celebrate this day, which focuses on girls’ rights, highlights gender inequalities, and addresses discrimination suffered by girls around the globe.

Our latest newsletter discusses all of the amazing work MGEF is doing in Kenya to support these issues. We are so proud of the 110 students we are helping to send to school this year. Read more about our work and how you can help contribute here: http://goo.gl/FNTVoP


MGEF Fall Newsletter
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Our newest little girl, 9-year old Mercy Leina Swakei, started at the AIC Kajiado School this spring. Mercy’s older sister was forced to marry at age 15, and Mercy’s mother brought her to our MGEF office in Kajiado to rescue her from a similar fate. New MGEF sponsors have generously stepped in to as…

More exciting news! Just in time to celebrate International Day of the Girl tomo...

October 10, 2014 - 5:35pm
More exciting news! Just in time to celebrate International Day of the Girl tomorrow, we have been featured in Aid for Africa's newest blog post about the importance of investing in the lives of girls. #DayoftheGirl

You can read more about how education helps end the cycle of violence here: http://shar.es/1msBRx


It’s Time to Invest in Girls and End the Cycle of Violence - Aid for Africa
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It’s been two years since the United Nations declared October 11 the International Day of the Girl in response to the problem of neglect and devaluation of girls around the …

Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, this year's winners o...

October 10, 2014 - 11:23am
Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, this year's winners of the Nobel Peace Prize! We are thrilled at their recognition for their work in promoting better rights for children.

Read more here: http://t.co/1wYeALokXL


Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
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A Pakistani advocate of girls’ education, Ms. Yousafzai, 17, is the award’s youngest recipient. Mr. Satyarthi of India shared the prize for his work to protect children from exploitation.

This Saturday, October 11, is the International Day of the Girl! Watch this amaz...

October 5, 2014 - 6:22pm
This Saturday, October 11, is the International Day of the Girl! Watch this amazing video promoting Plan International's new campaign to get girls the rights they deserve. #itsaGirlThing http://t.co/eOxGyJnyDZ


Day of the Girl : It's a Girl Thing
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There are a billion girls in the world. And they are changing things. Will you stand with them? http://bit.ly/YLuGbE #itsaGirlThing

Check out this great article on Maasai women in Kajiado, Kenya!

September 26, 2014 - 1:42pm
Check out this great article on Maasai women in Kajiado, Kenya!


‘School can make girls into women, not FGM’
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Sidi Sarro and Francis Odhiambo ask a group of Maasai women in Kenya about the challenges they encounter in a community slow to change.

We are thrilled to learn about this new commitment for girl's education worldwid...

September 25, 2014 - 9:12pm
We are thrilled to learn about this new commitment for girl's education worldwide, announced yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative. Girls CHARGE (Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls' Education), a collection of over 30 partners, has pledged $600 million to help girls in low-income communities attend secondary school.

You can learn more about this amazing project here:
http://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/no-ceilings-announces-charge-collaborative-harnessing-ambition-and-resources-girls


No Ceilings Announces CHARGE: Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’...
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NEW YORK, NY – Today, at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Julia Gillard, Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, announced a collaboration of

We are off to another exciting day in NYC with a powerful Ford Foundation breakf...

September 22, 2014 - 10:38am
We are off to another exciting day in NYC with a powerful Ford Foundation breakfast discussion from Graca Machel (Mozambican humanitarian and politician) and Mabel van Oranje (Chair of Girls Not Brides) on taking action to #endchildmarriage.

Stay tuned later today for Day 2 of the Social Good Summit:
http://mashable.com/sgs/


Social Good Summit 2014 - Social Good Summit
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The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week from September 21-22, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for…

Happy International Day of Peace, everyone!

September 21, 2014 - 5:50pm
Happy International Day of Peace, everyone!

MGEF is in NYC for the 2014 Social Good Summit! This inspiring conference unites...

September 21, 2014 - 1:54pm
MGEF is in NYC for the 2014 Social Good Summit! This inspiring conference unites global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Watch the conference live at http://mashable.com/sgs/watch-live/


Watch Live - Social Good Summit
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A great interview with Malala Yousafzai on the importance of advocating for girl...

September 18, 2014 - 9:58pm
A great interview with Malala Yousafzai on the importance of advocating for girl's education, two years after her assassination attempt by the Taliban.

Read the full transcript here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/malala-explains-risked-death-speak-girls-education/


Malala explains why she risked death to speak up for girls’ education | PBS NewsHour
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Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in Pakistan. After surviving a bullet to the head, she has become an international activist, championing girl’s education. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Malala, now 17 years old, with questions from our Student Reporting…

Today is International Literacy Day! Check out this great infographic from UNESC...

September 8, 2014 - 10:51am
Today is International Literacy Day! Check out this great infographic from UNESCO, and some of MGEF's students reading about current events at our last mentoring workshop.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/literacy-day/


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!