September 18, 2020

Year of the Pioneer Toolkit

By Erin Klass

Thank you so much for helping GEC promote its Fall 2020 Fundraising event!     Below are links to all the Social Media posts and links   For more information and to buy tickets CLICK HERE Facebook Event Page CLICK HERE Instagram Post-  Facebook Post- Facebook Cover pic- 

Read More

September 16, 2020

International Day of the Girl 2020: Year of the Pioneer!

By Erin Klass

Fuel the movement and be part of GEC’s International Day of the Girl 2020 Virtual Celebration!    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6 – 7:30pm     Let’s celebrate the Kitenga School’s first graduating class, “the Pioneers,” like only GEC can!    Join us for an evening of fun and celebration! Virtual networking with other crusaders…

Read More

June 30, 2020

Back to School: KGSS reopens with COVID-19 precautions

By Anne Wadsworth

“Oh Bibi Harry, they just want to come back to Kitenga!”   I’m ‘Bibi Harry’, and a couple of weeks ago, when Sister Faustina (Head of School) and I were finally able to connect via a Whats App call, that is what she shared with me. “They just want to come back”. Today, three months…

Read More

May 19, 2020

Welcome Raj Suchak, GEC Board of Directors

By Erin Klass

Raj Suchak is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about the little things in life and making a difference in the community around us. Most recently, Raj is the founder and CEO of Grit Seed – a conversational engagement platform using the power of SMS, WhatsApp and other channels for recruiting and retention. Prior to…

Read More

May 19, 2020

Welcome Brianne Szopinski, GEC Board of Directors

By Erin Klass

GEC is proud to welcome Brianne Szopinski to the GEC Board of Directors.   Brianne is an associate attorney with Hodgson Russ Real Estate and Finance Practice, where she represents clients in various commercial and real estate matters, including banking and finance, public-private partnerships, real estate development and real estate leasing. “I’ve always been passionate about…

Read More

May 19, 2020

Meet Summer Volunteer, Samantha Maroshick

By Girls Education Collaborative

As I start my work at Girls Education Collaborative, I am really looking forward to understanding just what it takes to run a nonprofit successfully–especially in light of the changes that have needed to occur in the development sector due to COVID-19.  I was really drawn to GEC because of its unique approach to improving…

Read More

May 14, 2020

5K for Kitenga Photo Gallery

By Erin Klass

WOW!  What a fun event!  Check out these photos from our virtual 5K for Kitenga!  

Read More

April 16, 2020

Is Covid-19 Coming to Africa? Yes

By Anne Wadsworth

The simple answer is ‘yes’. The more complex answer is really a question: ‘When Covid-19 comes to Africa, what will be the effect?’. To paint a broad brush for the whole of the continent is to be careless. To make assumptions based on western paradigms, foolish. While this is a story still unfolding, the following…

Read More

April 16, 2020

“a PIVOT is a change in strategy, not a change in mission”

By Anne Wadsworth

GEC’s Covid-19 Response Plan Is Covid-19 coming to Africa? Probably. Learn more Here Prologue: On March 17, 2020, the government of Tanzania mandated all Tanzanian schools to close immediately and all students to return home if attending residential schools. For GEC, this means that our sole program partner was shuttered for an unknown duration. As…

Read More

April 15, 2020

5K for Kitenga Tool Kit

By Erin Klass

Welcome to the 5K for Kitenga Tool Kit! All registered individuals or teams will run (walk, skip, hop, jump…) in honor of an actual Kitenga Girls Secondary School student and will pledge to raise (at least) $100 to support GEC’s mission of creating a gender equal world where all girls are given the opportunity to…

Read More

Join the Movement

Together, we can show the world that there’s nothing a girl can’t do.