Welcome to Ndajee at Home, Women's Global Education Project's first-ever virtual benefit for girls' education and empowerment in rural Senegal & Kenya! While the ongoing pandemic has affected our ability to host an event in-person, our commitment to supporting the world’s most vulnerable girls remains unchanged.
To quote Michelle Obama & Melinda Gates, "History tells us that when we neglect the education and wellbeing of girls, we all suffer. Data shows it, too. Because when girls are given the chance to learn and thrive, poverty drops, economies grow, families get stronger and babies are born healthier. The world, by every measure, gets better. So as we continue to work together to solve the challenges posed by Covid-19, we must take strong action to make sure girls everywhere have a chance to learn, to stay healthy and to stay safe -- not just for their sake, but for all of ours." Thank you for supporting girls' education and grassroots development during this challenging year.
Select "Register Now" above to receive a bidder number for the silent auction, and to stay up-to-date on all event communications. Bidding on our silent auction will begin on Friday, September 25th at 12pm CDT and will continue through the conclusion of the event livestream on Thursday, October 1st at 8:30pm CDT.
Please join us for a livestream event on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm CDT.
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We have an $175,000 fundraising goal to ensure that we can continue to adapt our programs to support our communities’ urgent needs, as well as support 800 girls with school scholarships, leadership training, and academic support.
Virtually raise your paddle to support WGEP's programs by clicking the images below:
Our 2020 Philanthropy Award winner is Sue Crothers, WGEP's former Board President!
Sue has been a fierce advocate for WGEP for the past decade, and has made incredible contributions to the River Forest and Chicago community as the Founder & Director of the One Earth Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Contest and as a board member for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Sue is a Director of a private foundation that cares deeply about enhancing local and global communities through healthcare, education, and empowerment.
You can celebrate Sue's commitment to WGEP by making a gift in her honor.