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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!  

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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