As a supporter of the MMMF, you have probably noticed our new look and name change to Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG). Can you believe that we will soon be celebrating our 35th anniversary? We plan to commemorate this milestone by bringing together grantees, alumnae, donors, and volunteers this year.
In September 2015, the United Nations Development Summit set a target to close the gender gap in education by 2030. This target aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, through technical, vocational, and university institutions.
We have been working on these goals since 1981.
Last year, your generosity enabled grants to be awarded to 34 remarkable women studying in fields, such as law, geography, and psychology. Thanks to your ongoing support, we have increased the size of individual grants as well as the total number of grantees.
MMEG grantees are making the world a better place. They are, for example, advocating for indigenous peoples in Guatemala, researching the impact of globalized fish trade on women's livelihood in India, and supporting victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Peru.
As a volunteer-led public charity, we are grateful for your support. Together we are proud to support exceptional women from developing countries, to further their education and strengthen their leadership skills in improving the well being of women and children.