November 20, 2019

The Words We Use

By Anne Wadsworth

I’ve been wanting this to happen for about three years and now suddenly, we’re here. A new website!!! Why didn’t we re-do our site three years ago?  Ultimately, too time consuming, too many options to choose from and too much money. Apparently, fate meant us to wait because when it all did click into place this time, the team we had assembled dramatically lessened each of these pressure points. Overall, it was not as painful a process as I had been dreading. Yeah!

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October 9, 2019

Is International Day of the Girl a Gimmick?

By Anne Wadsworth

Fight for Global Gender Equality Every Day, Not Just Once a Year October 11th of each year has been crowned by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl. Spoiler alert — it’s a gimmick. It is a ploy by the UN body to grab the world’s attention and direct it towards global…

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September 11, 2019

Just back from Kitenga…

By Anne Wadsworth

It’s a quiet, rainy, Sunday morning – just the welcoming setting I awaited before jotting down some reflections from my recent Kitenga visit.  Trip #22? 23? 24? Somewhere along the line I lost count but have come to realize that in reality, Kitenga, Tanzania has become my “second home”. And as it has happened with…

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November 21, 2018

Educating Girls… Changing Our World

By Erin Klass

Have your gift make an even great impact!   All #GivingTuesday gifts will be matched 1:1 On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, GEC will be kicking off a special #GivingTuesday campaign.  Please help us reach our goal of raising $5,000. To make an even greater impact-  on #GivingTuesday only- ALL gifts will be matched 1:1 by our…

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November 20, 2018

To My Dearest Friends on Thanksgiving…

By Anne Wadsworth

“Anne, please, when you get home, tell everyone at GEC how thankful we are.  Really! Look what’s here. We are so grateful” Sister Lucy Rukwembe My Dear Friends, I am writing to you as I start my journey home after nearly a month in a remote area in northern Tanzania where a remarkable school for…

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November 19, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! #GivingTuesday is November 27, 2018

By Erin Klass

SAVE THE DATE! November 27, 2018 Help us reach our $5,000 #GivingTuesday goal! Why Support GEC on #GivingTuesday? The GEC model is working!  We are seeing the results and they are remarkable.  The Kitenga School for Girls is growing and the girls are thriving. Next school year (starting January 2019) our partners, the Immaculate Heart…

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September 25, 2018

Dorm Fire: Update

By Anne Wadsworth

As I write this, it is just over five weeks since a devastating fire ripped through the girls’ dormitory at the Kitenga School for Girls. If you’re hearing this news for the first time after your summer holiday – it’s true. A fire broke out at night, everyone escaped unharmed, but the damage was extensive…

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September 25, 2018

Launch a Leader is Launched!

By Erin Klass

The transition from sub-par government schools taught in Swahili to the Kitenga Secondary School for Girls (KSSG) where classes are taught in English can be daunting for students.  Together, leaders at GEC and the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa developed a pilot program that is designed to help students get up to speed before the…

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December 13, 2017

Getting Stronger by the Day

By Anne Wadsworth

About 43 weeks over the course of 76 months (that’s six years plus change) – that’s the number of days I have spent in Tanzania forming a partnership and building a remarkable school with the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa. About 85% of those days were spent chiseling a castle from a rock, shaping a…

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October 9, 2017

Meet Kitenga’s ICT and Biology Teacher: Mr. Nigo

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hi everyone! Emily M Louis here, just wanting to give a proper introduction for this post. I have had the great pleasure of being able to get to know Mr. Claud Masanja Nigo via email the past few months. It sort of feels like having a penpal again! I have to tell you, that he…

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