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Read all about MGEF's work this year in our 2014 Annual Update!

December 18, 2014 - 9:57am
Read all about MGEF's work this year in our 2014 Annual Update!


MGEF's Annual Update, 2014
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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I'm committed to this issue. I'm in." - Michelle Obam We were so excited to se...

December 12, 2014 - 7:48pm
"I'm committed to this issue. I'm in." - Michelle Obam

We were so excited to see the First Lady's pledge to expand education for girls overseas.

Read more here: http://t.co/bGEEgqFRcl


Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas
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First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints.

Microsoft YouthSpark's #GivingTuesday 100% Match Day is now LIVE! Click below to...

December 2, 2014 - 8:56am
Microsoft YouthSpark's #GivingTuesday 100% Match Day is now LIVE! Click below to have your donation to MGEF matched or share our project page with friends.

This amazing opportunity to make the most of your generous contribution is TODAY ONLY!


Empower Maasai Girls in Kenya
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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, provide mentoring and leadership support to Maasai students, and engage parents to increase involvement of the whole community in our effort to end early marriage of girls, te…

Don't forget to be a part of #GivingTuesday tomorrow! Help us empower Maasai gir...

December 1, 2014 - 12:50pm
Don't forget to be a part of #GivingTuesday tomorrow! Help us empower Maasai girls and women by donating or sharing this post with friends. All donations made through the Global Giving site listed here will be matched 100% TOMORROW ONLY.

Thank you for your support!

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/community-education-workshops-for-maasai/


Happy Thanksgiving!! December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to g...

November 26, 2014 - 8:19pm
Happy Thanksgiving!! December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Thanks to the generosity of Microsoft, all donations to MGEF will be matched 100%. We are so thankful for this opportunity!

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/community-education-workshops-for-maasai/


Empower Maasai Girls in Kenya
www.globalgiving.org
This project will teach life skills to Maasai girls and boys, offer business training and seed grants to rural Maasai women, provide mentoring and leadership support to Maasai students, and engage parents to increase involvement of the whole community in our effort to end early marriage of girls, te…

MGEF students at our annual Student Reception today, celebrating a year of hard...

November 15, 2014 - 9:55am
MGEF students at our annual Student Reception today, celebrating a year of hard work and catching up with friends!


Women of all ages participate in our Women's Business Trainings, benefiting from...

November 13, 2014 - 11:22am
Women of all ages participate in our Women's Business Trainings, benefiting from ongoing mentoring and support from MGEF's knowledgeable Kajiado office staff. Check out pictures from today's 6-month follow-up meeting!


Scholarship students met with MGEF staff today to talk about how their final exa...

November 10, 2014 - 11:15am
Scholarship students met with MGEF staff today to talk about how their final exams went and to share about their plans to stay busy at home during their long holiday break. We congratulate them on a fantastic year of hard work!


Exuding sisterhood and confidence, MGEF university students Gloria (Medicine) an...

November 7, 2014 - 9:51am
Exuding sisterhood and confidence, MGEF university students Gloria (Medicine) and Timanoi (Nutrition), met with MGEF staff in Nairobi today to offer insight and ideas about MGEF's programs, and to discuss how students can pay their education forward for the benefit of their communities.

We are so proud of them!


Mary Grace Henry, Founder of Reverse The Course Foundation and supporting partne...

November 6, 2014 - 7:04am
Mary Grace Henry, Founder of Reverse The Course Foundation and supporting partner of MGEF, was featured on the Queen Latifah Show this week! Check out this clip to learn more about her mission and see some of MGEF's students and staff!


Inspiring Teen Goes #OneStepFurther to Educate Girls | QueenLatifah.com
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Mary Grace Henry's dream has turned into a movement.

MGEF-Kajiado's managing director, Lucy Ntayia, and MGEF's fantastic community ed...

November 5, 2014 - 9:51am
MGEF-Kajiado's managing director, Lucy Ntayia, and MGEF's fantastic community education facilitators met with executive director, Zara Bott-Goins today in Kenya to discuss MGEF's inspiring students and programs. Stay tuned for pictures and updates in the coming week!


We are now on Instagram (maasaigirlseducationfund)! Follow us for pictures and i...

November 3, 2014 - 11:45am
We are now on Instagram (maasaigirlseducationfund)! Follow us for pictures and infographics of our work promoting girls education in the Maasai community in Kenya! #Education #Maasai #Kenya


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

October 23, 2014 - 6:23pm
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 - 9:05am
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 - 8:58am
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 - 2:32pm
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 - 4:22pm
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 - 4:35pm
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 - 10:23am
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 - 5:22pm
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