March 25, 2020

Together, we can get through this

By Anne Wadsworth

Friends, You have transformed lives by building and opening the Kitenga Girls Secondary School. In its young life, the school is already facing its second existential crisis, the first being the dorm fire. Together, we made it through the first crisis and ended up stronger and better. Together, we can do it again. This time,…

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March 19, 2020

GEC Covid-19 Update: Although We Are Separated, Lets Stay Connected

By Anne Wadsworth

Dear GEC Community, I first want to thank you for your outpouring of support over the past several days.  We are witnessing and feeling the enormous global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are all in the midst of dealing with this crisis personally.  I cannot tell you how much I’ve appreciated the show of…

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February 13, 2020

Catalyzing Human Capital

By Anne Wadsworth

Catalyzing Human Capital First, the setting. I write this from the veranda at Betsy’s House, in Kitenga, Tanzania—a special place that has become like a second home to me. Three students just stopped by to welcome me back and get me caught up on the news. Sister Berna walks by, with a batch of kittens…

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February 13, 2020

Two. Two. One.

By Anne Wadsworth

Two. Two. One. For the 2nd year in a row, all of Form Two students at the Kitenga Secondary School for Girls scored in Division One on their National Exams! Considering that less than 20% of Tanzanian girls graduate from secondary school, this is a notable measure of success for this school, for these students….

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October 9, 2017

Meet the Team: New Operations and Partnership Manager!

By Anne Wadsworth

Patricia is a book lover, hiker, adventurer, and traveler. She studied business administration at SUNY Buffalo and public administration at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Patricia has experience working in economic development and girls’ education. During her 27 months in Cameroon, she focused her efforts on teaching fundamental…

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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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June 13, 2013

Must see TV: Girl Rising on CNN!

By Anne Wadsworth

This Sunday, June 16th, tune into CNN for a special showing of Girl Rising! In this film, what is identified as the absolute KEY to helping GIRLS RISE?  EDUCATION! Throughout less developed nations, girls face often-insurmountable barriers to an education. From at-home responsibilities placed on them – to a lack of bathrooms for when they…

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