Oak Park resident Amy Maglio is going global – she’ll be speaking to the United Nations next week.

Maglio was selected from among more than 100 organizations and individuals to speak at the UN’s global conference, “E4: Engendering Empowerment, Equality in Education,” taking place next week in Dakar, Senegal. Maglio’s nonprofit, Women’s Global Education Project, helps young women in Africa attain an education. A former Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, Maglio started her organization in 2003. More than 200 girls have received an education through her group. She also intends to visit her program in Senegal while attending the conference.

“There is now a lot of awareness that education for girls is one of the most efficient tools for sustainable development,” said Maglio in a release last week from Women’s Global Education Project. “I am very happy – and humbled – to have the work of WGEP in this field recognized by the United Nations.”

To learn more, visit her Web site: www.womensglobal.org.

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