November 14, 2016

A True Collaboration- Our First Project

By Anne Wadsworth

In January, 2017, Tanzanian girls at risk of forced marriage, genital mutilation, domestic violence, sexual assault, and otherwise circumscribed futures will take imperative steps toward self-actualization when they begin secondary coursework at the newly built Kitenga School for Girls. It is a project GEC is infinitely proud and fortunate to be a part of. But…

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September 30, 2016

Meet GEC Fellow Hijab Khan

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hello everyone! My name is Hijab Khan, and I am joining the Girls Education Collaborative as the first GEC Fellow. I am so excited to be a part of this team! Women’s empowerment is a passion of mine. I believe that empowered women are able to flourish and affect immense positive change in their environments….

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September 26, 2016

Rolling Out the Road

By Anne Wadsworth

The lack of a road into the 1,000 acre Kitenga School for Girls campus was very problematic during the construction phase of the facilities. Lorries got stuck, materials couldn’t be delivered, workers were waylaid. The heavy and prolonged el Nino rains made it clear that a dependable road was needed to not only ensure the…

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August 3, 2016

KITENGA UPDATE: “Truly Remarkable”

By Girls Education Collaborative

Recently, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Mara Huber, and a group from UB traveled to Tanzania and to the Kitenga School for Girls campus. This is what she had to say… Although I have returned to Kitenga many times since my original trip in 2009, my…

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July 6, 2016

New Staff Member Update

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Marciniak and I am the new Associate Director of Strategic Advancement for the Girls Education Collaborative. I am pumped to be joining this awesome team! In my new role, I hope to help by being the wheels on the vehicle that the Executive Director and Board of Directors are steering. This…

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December 18, 2015

A Win-Win for Woman-Owned Small Business and Global Girls Education

By Girls Education Collaborative

It was a win-win for small business and global girls education on December 11 at Shop. Sip. Support.—a happy hour holiday shopping event benefiting Girls Education Collaborative. The event was hosted by tirelessly supportive GEC board member Louise Sano (who, it should be noted, was recently featured by NPR in a story on how refugees…

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October 19, 2015

Kitenga School for Girls – an important update

By Anne Wadsworth

It starts with a vision on how to make a better world. This particular vision is to empower women and put an end to female genital mutilation and child marriages. It is a vision to lift an under-served and impoverished community towards a better, more dignified life. It began over 20 years ago when the…

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September 14, 2015

The State of Education in Tanzania

By Anne Wadsworth

In 2001, under pressure from international stakeholders, the Tanzanian government established the Primary Education Development Program (PEDP), which made school compulsory for 7- to 15-year-olds and officially abolished mandatory primary school fees as a means of increasing enrollment. On some level, the program seems to be working. Primary school enrollment did increase from 4.4 million…

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September 6, 2015

Zandra Beauty Teams Up With GEC

By Anne Wadsworth

While the mission of Girls Education Collaborative is to create opportunities for girls in developing countries, our roots are firmly planted in Buffalo, and we are deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the City of Good Neighbors. Forging local partnerships to make a global impact is key to the work of nonprofits…

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September 27, 2014

Nick Kristof is coming to Buffalo to benefit Girls Education!

By Anne Wadsworth

We are incredibly honored and thrilled to announce that Nick Kristof is coming to Buffalo on December second as our special guest for an evening event at Kleinhans Music Hall to benefit Girls Education Collaborative. Sponsorship and Patron opportunities are available now. Click here to learn more. Your support at this level will help us make…

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