Maasai Girls Education Fund

Washington, DC   |  www.maasaigirlseducation.org

Mission

The Maasai Girls Education Fund’s mission is to improve the literacy, health and economic well being of Maasai women and their families in Kenya through the education of girls and their communities.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Heather Jean McKay

President

Tracey Pyles

Main address

5800 MacArthur Blvd NW

Washington, DC 20016 USA

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EIN

52-2344696

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Maasai Girls Education Fund

Literacy Program: provides scholarships for girls who would otherwise never go to school and those who would have to end their education early for cultural or economic reasons. Life Skills Program: teaches pubescent girls skills that can prevent teen pregnancy, reduce early marriages, defend against pressures for casual sex, and reduce the spread of AIDS, all significant factors contributing to girls' dropping out of school. Rural Women's Education Program: teaches practical skills to the vast majority of Maasai women with little or no formal education to improve the health, nutrition, and economic well-being of themselves, their children, and their community. Community Education Program: raises awareness among rural populations of the social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS as well as the cultural institutions that contribute to the spread of AIDS.

Population(s) Served

MGEF provides scholarships to girls that would otherwise not be able to go to school, either because their parents cannot afford school fees, or their father does not believe in educating girls, or because she has been forced to drop out of school for early marriage.

Population(s) Served

MGEF offers workshops to girls, boys, chiefs and elders to address the social customs and cultural beliefs that deprive girls from getting an education, including early marriage, HIV, teen pregnancy, FGM, and the belief that a girls' marriage dowry has greater economic benefits than an education.

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Awards

5-Star Organization 2010

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Maasai Girls Education Fund

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terese Lilly

Director

Term: 2010 - 2012

Meitamei Dapash

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition

Charlene Goss

No Affiliation

Jon Griffin

No Affiliation

Donald Kaniaru

Kaniaru & Kaniaru Advocates

Terese Lilly

No Affiliation

Sarah Wetstone

Chrostowski, Pearsall, Foster et al.

Cassidy Paradis

No Affiliation

Jennifer Jopling

UMPS CARE Charities

Kathryn Nelson-Indre

International Monetary Fund

Durwood Zaelke

Institute of Governance & Sustainable Development

Hannah Pyles

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Organizational demographics

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