International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Women's Global Education Project

  • Oak Park, IL
  • http://womensglobal.org/

Mission Statement

Women’s Global believes that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society’s development. Our mission is to provide access to education and to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities.

Main Programs

  1. Sisters to School
  2. Sisters to Read
Service Areas

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International

We serve communities in the Meru/Tharaka region of Kenya, and the Sine-Saloum region of Senegal.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Amy Maglio

Keywords

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girl's, women, education, development, Africa

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Also Known As

Women's Global Education Project

EIN

32-0082340

 Number

2165488598

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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: Education and investment in human potential are the best ways to achieve economic and social development
Grassroots initiatives and local activism are agents for positive global social change
Women possess innate capabilities and motivation to be leaders in their communities
Women have important knowledge that should be shared across borders
Access to education, information and training is fundamental to women realizing their full capabilities
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without women’s active participation in social, economic and political decision-making.

In 2011 our program "Sisters to School" impacted over 6,700 people in Senegal and Kenya.
Our Alternative Rights of Passage program has helped 883 rural Kenyan girls and their families abandon the deeply rooted tradition of FGM.
Our program maintains an extraordinary retention rate among our scholars. In 2011, 97% of our scholars were staying in and excelling in school!
Our program has been recognized by government and education officials in both Senegal and Kenya for the outstanding performance of our scholars in the classroom.
over 500 children, developing the next generation of community leaders.
Our program has awarded 430 elementary, middle and secondary school scholarships.
We enrolled over 270 high school girls in a mentorship program where they are learning to become strong leaders within their communities.
To date our program has given out over 1,600 scholarships!

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Sisters to School

Our "Sisters to School" program operates in both Kenya and Senegal, and helps more girls enroll in school by providing need-based elementary school scholarships for girls whose families are not able to send them to school because of lack of funds.
We also help more girls stay in school by providing secondary school scholarships to girls who finish elementary school, as well as providing mentoring and after-school tutoring for both our scholars and other girls whose families can afford tuition but need extra help with exam preparation to pass rigorous grade-level exams.
 In addition, we help break down barriers that prevent girls from receiving and completing their education.  We achieve this through such activities as:    * promoting community awareness in rural villages on the importance of girls’ education and women’s rights     * providing literacy classes for adult women to help them support their daughters in school in Kenya    * hosting health trainings and providing mosquito nets and health supplies to prevent malaria and other health-related school absences    * combating harmful social practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation that prevent girls from seeking and completing their education        * training local teachers and school administrators so they can get their certification, gain higher wages and pension, and increase their spheres of influence and opportunities to set education policies and affect change on a larger basis    * organizing empowerment workshops to help women and girls believe in their ability to build the future of their choice

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Sisters to Read

Not available

Category

International

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We serve communities in the Meru/Tharaka region of Kenya, and the Sine-Saloum region of Senegal.

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WOMEN'S GLOBAL EDUCATION PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Women's Global Education Project

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Principal Officer

Amy Maglio

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joan Sherman

Northwestern University

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