December 13, 2019

GEC Welcomes Two New Board Members

By Girls Education Collaborative

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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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October 8, 2019

October 11th is International Day of the Girl

By Girls Education Collaborative

 Tuesday, October 8, 2019                       MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OP October 11th is International Day of the Girl Buffalo-based Girls Education Collaborative Highlights  Five Ways To Be a Part of The Movement Buffalo, NY – On October 11th, the world will unite in celebrating International Day of the Girl (IDG). This…

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October 9, 2017

Meet Kitenga’s ICT and Biology Teacher: Mr. Nigo

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hi everyone! Emily M Louis here, just wanting to give a proper introduction for this post. I have had the great pleasure of being able to get to know Mr. Claud Masanja Nigo via email the past few months. It sort of feels like having a penpal again! I have to tell you, that he…

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June 5, 2017

The Dedication of Kitenga School For Girls

By Anne Wadsworth

The day stated around 10:00am with a Mass. A choir from Utegi came to sing and it was very joyful. Around midday the school was officially inaugurated and the ribbon was cut by Sister Bernadette, the school nurse. The priests, sisters and rest of the crowd went through each building to bless the school: science…

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March 22, 2017

Taste of Tanzania 2017

By Girls Education Collaborative

Taste of Tanzania is back! Join us for Girls Education Collaborative’s 2nd annual Taste of Tanzania! Tuesday, May 2 | 6:00- 8:30pm | 3275 Elmwood Avenue | Tonawanda, NY | 14217 Enjoy a buffet-style authentic Tanzanian dinner, featuring a marketplace of local venders, a basket raffle, and vibrant African music. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Patron (‘Special friend of…

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January 6, 2017

Why I Support GEC- Guillemette Dejean

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hi I’m Guillemette! I’m a French expatriate, founder of a tech company and ever since I can remember, a fervent advocate of gender equality. Building opportunities for girls is crucial but equally important is how we achieve that. And that’s why I chose to work with GEC: the Whole Girl approach is remarkable. The GEC model…

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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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