Women's and Girls Education Scholarships (WAGES)

I am a Volunteer Fundraiser to the Community Development and Sustainability Organization in Kenya.

We are currently needing your aid to fund our project to support girls and women in Kenya to keep their education.

 

The project WAGES (Women and Girls Education Scholarship) is aiming to offer full tuition and costs for thirty (30) women. The Member of County Assembly of Bungoma County, Hon. Jane Chebet represents the Cheptais region.
The thirty girls that will benefit from the scholarship program pursue degrees in Leadership and entrepreneurship: 10 women undergo tertiary institutions for entrepreneurship training and startups while another 20 women trained in leadership skills. These roles are very sensitive as they highlight two main critical junctures that must be looked at: the first concerns the social rejection of the concept of female leader, which makes the training and education of these girls not only socially rejected but also an impossible mission and unattainable dreamSecond, we have the social belief that entrepreneurship (which is mainly local and done in a traditional way specifically in the Cheptais region) is passed from the father or the mother to the progeniture, and that the training for such position is not mandatory to master the necessary skills and evaluate the competencies to perform at higher levels of efficiency. These junctures put Kenya in a problematic situation regarding its economic growth development.

 

Thus we need you to keep this project alive.

 

Thank you for your support.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $28 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Deepak Ranganathan 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Yumi Parajuli 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos
  • Bonnie Zhao 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Neves 
Organizer
New York, NY
Mohamad Berry 
Beneficiary