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Overcoming Barriers

The Maasai Girls Education Fund works on-the-ground with the Maasai community to overcome the economic, social, and cultural factors that prevent girls from getting an education. In partnership with the community, MGEF has developed a comprehensive strategy to get more girls enrolled in school and to keep them in school until they have the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in Kenya.

Read more about MGEF's strategies to overcome the barriers to girls' education.


The economic, cultural and physical factors that combine to deny education to Maasai girls in Kenya are numerous and, taken together, almost impossible for all but the most determined girls to overcome.

Read more about the barriers to Maasai girls' education.

Impact on the Community

MGEF is empowering women by changing attitudes toward educating girls, female circumcision, and gender prejudices.

Read more about how the lack of education for women affects Maasai culture.

How You Can Help


Your donation to MGEF will support the education of girls and their communities thereby promoting sustainable development and equality, and reducing violence and poverty.


Learn more about how you can help