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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March 13, 2014

‘Putting Girls Education AT THE HEART of the NEXT AGENDA’*

By Anne Wadsworth

Now, that’s a panel title that writes its own headline.    And here’s a quote from that panel that writes its own opening: “Girls education is the vaccine of the 21century”  – Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Australia. With power statements like these who needs to go writing their own content?…

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October 11, 2013

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child!

By Anne Wadsworth

Maybe you’re inspired, maybe your motivated, maybe your trying to figure out what all the fuss is about! I thought I’d try to help you out whatever category you fall within. Here are some great resources, calls to action and learning opportunities…..learn, commit, act, change the world….. Will start with The Girl Effect’s ‘Girl Declaration’…

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August 16, 2013

The Malala Effect on Educating Girls

By Anne Wadsworth

In July I was lucky to be a featured guest blogger on Huffington Post. Wrote about a theme that I have been thinking a lot about as of late – the reasons one community may go across its own boundaries in order to help another community. Read the piece here. It seems to be a…

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July 2, 2013

Our Remarkable Partners

By Anne Wadsworth

 I had read their Strategic Plan outlining their vision to create an extraordinary school for girls within a remote and roadless village. I was very impressed. They addressed the need for strong sciences, leadership development, health education and vocational training. It struck me as a very progressive document. The Mission Statement read: “The girls, exiting…

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April 12, 2013

Girls Education – A catalyst for change in Kitenga

By Anne Wadsworth

Stunningly beautiful Kitenga. Rich, fertile Kitenga.  Friendly, vibrant Kitenga. Yet within all this beauty of its land and its people, remain destructive cultural practices that rob girls and women of their dignity, their right to self-determination. A village of about 7,500, spread out within the Tarime District of the Mara Region of Tanzania. Remote. Rural….

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April 5, 2013

It’s Such Bad Timing

By Anne Wadsworth

Just when I need my whole self to be in full buzzing mode, I find myself at half speed. When I get back from a project visit to Tanzania, my to-do list is a mile long; my stories, pictures and reflections a mile deep; my passion about our mission somehow even stronger than it was…

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March 11, 2013

Bertini Supports Dorm for Girls Education

By Anne Wadsworth

The dormitory at the Kitenga School for Girls is $20,000 closer to being finished thanks to a fantastic grant award from the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls Education. One of only two grants awarded, the funds will go directly towards the construction of the dormitory – an essential piece of infrastructure for a boarding…

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