Providing Educational Opportunities To Empower Masailand Girls and Women in Kenya

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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 2020 MWEEP had the amazing milestone of having 95 secondary girls in school and 37 young women in postsecondary school. Out of these numbers 21 secondary students and 11 post secondary were able to graduate in a variety of academic areas including accounting, teaching, criminology, food/beverages, business and law.

The 2020 pandemic 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 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