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Maasai Girls Education Fund (MGEF)

Celebration and Fundraiser

Learn about the life-changing work of MGEF while enjoying great food, drinks and raffle prizes. Authentic Maasai goods will be available for purchase, as well as photographs of Maasai life by MGEF Founder, Barbara Lee Shaw, whose work will be on display.


Help us keep girls in school and enroll new girls in our Scholarship Program by sponsoring a student or donating to our Scholarship Fund.

Early Bird Tickets - $75 (thru September 24)

Regular Priced Tickets - $100 (after September 24)

Saturday, September 30, 2023

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Locals Farm Market

19929 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837

Become an MGEF Sponsor and send a girl like Ntitoyian to school! Or support one of our many students and community workshops to help change lives forever.

Ntitoyian is an 11 year old girl who comes from a very large polygamist family of seven wives (one is deceased) and 39 children. Ntitoyian has 23 brothers and 15 sisters. Unfortunately, none of the children, boys or girls, have gone beyond primary school. Her father and mother are both illiterate. Ntitoyian’s father divorced her mother, and now she struggles to survive with her four children. Her father does not contribute to her family's well being. Ntitoyian's mother is not well and is often home in bed, relying on her children to herd the few goats that she has. Read More

By giving your support, you become a force for change in the lives of our girls, reduce forced early marriage, and help pave their way to a brighter future through education. Your generosity empowers these young girls to break free from historical limitations, dream beyond traditional boundaries, and build a foundation of knowledge and self-reliance that will forever transform their lives.


Locals Farm Market is a place to savor the culture of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve; a cafe and farm-to-table restaurant celebrating local food and community in the Steven's House, an 1840s home sandwiched between the John Poole House and the Old Town Hall, in the heart of Historic Poolesville. And Le Chat Noir a delightful experience of delicate French cuisine, daily specials, a selection of wines, crêpes & other bistro fare in a neighborhood setting with an upstairs lounge in Friendship Heights.

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