Providing Educational Opportunities To Empower Masailand Girls and Women in Kenya

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

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary of being a formal 501(c)3 in 2018 and by 2019 we had the amazing milestone of having provided more than 1,000 years of secondary and
post-secondary schooling.

In 2019 we had 93 girls in secondary school and 36 young women in post-secondary education.

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

NEWS/EVENTS

10:00 - 16:00, July 26, 2019
Village Green Community Center , Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston, WA, USA