November 20, 2019

The Words We Use

By Anne Wadsworth

I’ve been wanting this to happen for about three years and now suddenly, we’re here. A new website!!! Why didn’t we re-do our site three years ago?  Ultimately, too time consuming, too many options to choose from and too much money. Apparently, fate meant us to wait because when it all did click into place this time, the team we had assembled dramatically lessened each of these pressure points. Overall, it was not as painful a process as I had been dreading. Yeah!

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October 9, 2019

Is International Day of the Girl a Gimmick?

By Anne Wadsworth

Fight for Global Gender Equality Every Day, Not Just Once a Year October 11th of each year has been crowned by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl. Spoiler alert — it’s a gimmick. It is a ploy by the UN body to grab the world’s attention and direct it towards global…

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October 8, 2019

Another Voice: International Day of the Girl

By Anne Wadsworth

*This op-ed originally ran in the Buffalo News on October 7, 2019.  Millions of girls around the world are out of school, simply because they are a girl. October 11 is International Day of the Girl, a day when advocates around the world highlight the critical need for global gender equality. It’s a day to…

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September 11, 2019

Just back from Kitenga…

By Anne Wadsworth

It’s a quiet, rainy, Sunday morning – just the welcoming setting I awaited before jotting down some reflections from my recent Kitenga visit.  Trip #22? 23? 24? Somewhere along the line I lost count but have come to realize that in reality, Kitenga, Tanzania has become my “second home”. And as it has happened with…

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November 20, 2018

To My Dearest Friends on Thanksgiving…

By Anne Wadsworth

“Anne, please, when you get home, tell everyone at GEC how thankful we are.  Really! Look what’s here. We are so grateful” Sister Lucy Rukwembe My Dear Friends, I am writing to you as I start my journey home after nearly a month in a remote area in northern Tanzania where a remarkable school for…

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October 3, 2018

Local News Highlights GEC Efforts

By Girls Education Collaborative

WKBW reporter Rebecca Thornburg stopped by the GEC offices to chat with our executive director, Anne Wadsworth, about how a committed group of individuals from Buffalo is helping ensure more girls have access to a safe, high-quality education half a world away. Watch the story.

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September 25, 2018

Dorm Fire: Update

By Anne Wadsworth

As I write this, it is just over five weeks since a devastating fire ripped through the girls’ dormitory at the Kitenga School for Girls. If you’re hearing this news for the first time after your summer holiday – it’s true. A fire broke out at night, everyone escaped unharmed, but the damage was extensive…

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December 13, 2017

Getting Stronger by the Day

By Anne Wadsworth

About 43 weeks over the course of 76 months (that’s six years plus change) – that’s the number of days I have spent in Tanzania forming a partnership and building a remarkable school with the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa. About 85% of those days were spent chiseling a castle from a rock, shaping a…

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December 5, 2017

Rich’s Family Foundation Highlights Partnership with GEC

By Girls Education Collaborative

In December 2017, the Rich Products team wrote a blog highlighting its relationship with Girls Education Collaborative over the years.

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September 18, 2017

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Visits Buffalo

By Girls Education Collaborative

by Tracey Drury, Reporter for Buffalo Business First A visit to Buffalo by Malala Yousafzai Tuesday night will provide a huge opportunity for a local nonprofit agency to help grow awareness about educational opportunity for girls around the world. Yousafzai, or just “Malala” as she’s become known around the world, has spent most of her…

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