What is Women for Education?

Women for Education is a global charity which operates in Kenya and helps female students acquire an academic degrees by providing the financial assistance during their studies. Women for Education carefully selects young women who have the grades and perseverance to obtain an academic degree but also a drive to help their own community. Despite having been accepted into competitive universities, WFE chooses women whom lack the financial ability to accept their university places. In addition, Women for Education provides a mentorship program to help guide the students through university and into the workplace. Multiple studies have shown that the attainment of a university education is of vital importance for women who can become female leaders and shape society for the better – Women for Education helps make this happen.

Why have Women for Education chosen to solely focus on girls?

Women in developing societies are hugely disadvantaged in access to higher education and many studies have shown that educational attainment is an essential component of the work towards gender equality. Women for Education believe that higher education will allow young women to break the cycle of economic dependence and provide them with the tools to fight for gender equality and female leadership.

How does it work?

Financial assistance is provided in the form of a low-interest loan pegged to inflation. What makes our concept unique is that once the women we support have finished their education and begin to earn a sufficient wage to support themselves they will then begin to pay back the expenses of their education through a simple microfinance structure. The repayments would then be reinvested in the project in order to send another girl to university hence every initial donation will help many girls.

How do I know the money reaches the girls?

Women for Education ensures that all the money donated will solely be used to help provide an education for the girls we support and support the basic costs of the charity. We are happy to provide a copy of our budget as we believe transparency is key.

How can I support?

To donate, simply click on the “donate” button or here, and you will be able to choose the amount that you wish to donate to Women for Education.

If you wish to donate a larger amount or become a member of Women for Education, please contact us directly on our email: info@womenforeducation.org