Providing Educational Opportunities To Empower Masailand Girls and Women in Kenya

Kitsap Great Give a Big Success!

Many Many thanks from MWEEP Kenya and MWEEP USA for your generous donation to the Kitsap Great Give this April, 2021! …

Kitsap Great Give is Now through April 20, 2021!

The Kitsap Great Give for non profits is up and running now through Monday, April 20th. We are hoping you can …

SCHOOLS ARE OPEN IN KENYA!

GREAT NEWS! Our MWEEP girls and women returned to school January 4, 2021. MWEEP Kenya met with 70 girls in October …

Welcome to Mweep

MWEEP is a 501(c)3 based in Kitsap County, WA, that seeks to educate Maasai girls and women through cost-sharing  scholarships and training programs. Funds help to offset the cost of Secondary School, Post Secondary, and Empowerment classes. MWEEP supports women who are working to start their own businesses and/or becoming community leaders. Whether a student or a budding entrepreneur, these determined ladies become independent, successful women.

Why Girls Education?

For cultural and financial reasons Maasai girls have little access to secondary education. As a result, they are often bartered for a dowry of cattle in an arranged marriage as young as age 12.

When they are able to attend secondary and post-secondary schools, they become agents of change for their family and community.

MWEEP seeks to create long-term change by empowering girls to achieve far beyond what otherwise would be impossible, thus equipping them to serve their community for the rest of their lives.

MWEEP TO DATE

In 2019 MWEEP had the amazing milestone of having provided more than 1,000 years of schooling with 93 girls in secondary school and 36 young women in post-secondary education.

The 2020 pandemic has upended lives all over the globe. When schools had to close, MWEEP Kenya asked that families be helped with food and health products to meet basic needs during this time. MWEEP USA agreed with this request to help
so that when schools do open girls will be healthy and able to continue learning.

TESTIMONIALS

UN research has shown that one of the most effective ways to improve the economic well being of a community is to educate its women.

Jared Akama Ondieki, Center For Partnership And Civic Engagement

Study after study has taught us that there is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutrition and promote health, including the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General

Investment in girls' education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.

Larry Summers, Chief Economist, World Bank