Women's Global Education Project (WGEP)

  • A Advocate
  • I Implementer


Our mission is to empower young people, particularly women and girls, in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa through education to build better lives and foster more equitable communities. Since 2004, our girls' education, leadership, and literacy programs have impacted over 18,000 people in 172 of the most impoverished communities in Senegal and Kenya. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend school and obtain a quality education.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Women's Global Education Project (WGEP)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Kenya
  • Senegal


Amy Maglio
Executive Director
Women's Global Education Project (WGEP)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Kenya
  • Senegal

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