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New Opportunities for U.S.-Kenyan Collaboration to End Violence Against Women

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 at the heels of the recent kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls and the subsequent global reaction. In recent years, reports of violent acts around the world have pushed the international community to speak out on behalf of women’s rights.


Young Maasai Women: An Opportunity to Invest in the Future

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

The world today has seen a blossoming of youth populations – the largest in human history, in fact!  The world now has over 1.8 billion young people, approximately a quarter of the entire human population.  These youth populations are extraordinary sources of untapped human capacity, individuals capable of changing the world. 


Pizza with a Purpose

We are pleased to partner up with the delicious business, Naked Pizza, for two weeks of pizza-themed fundraising in the Washington, DC area!

Five Things That Happen When You Educate a Girl

Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating the accomplishments and empowerment of women and a reminder to continuously strive for women’s equality, safety, and success. At MGEF, we recognize the role that education plays in allowing girls to achieve their dreams and in contributing to the well-being of their families and communities.

Here are just five of the countless wonderful things that happen when you educate a girl:

Meet MGEF's Marketing & Programs Coordinator!

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team, Morghan Wolf, Marketing & Programs Coordinator!  With a background in community development, Morghan is in charge of monitoring, supporting, and evaluating all MGEF programs in Kenya, as well as developing fundraising and marketing strategies to grow the organization as a whole.  Morghan has already blown us away with her flexibility, initiative, and positivity.  But, don't take our word for it!

2013 Annual Letter

To download a PDF version of this letter, please see the attachment at the bottom of the page.

Barbara Lee Shaw, Obituary in the Nation

The Nation, a widely read newspaper in Kenya, printed the following obituary on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, coinciding with the annual MGEF Student Reception and a similar obituary printed in the Washington Post. To ease your reading, please consider downloading the PDF file at the bottom of this post.

The GivingLibrary Overview Video

In early October 2013, Acting Executive Director, Zara Bott-Goins traveled to Houston and shot a series of informational videos made possible through a generous in-kind grant from the GivingLibrary (learn more here). We are thrilled to share the first among a special series of clips, specifically developed to answer your most important questions about Maasai Girls Education Fund. We hope you enjoy our Overview Video: