May 22, 2017

WBFO Features Opening of Kitenga School for Girls

By Girls Education Collaborative

The Girls Education Collaborative continues to support the education of young women in developing countries. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with the organization’s executive director, Anne Wadsworth, who is now in Tanzania, for the grand opening of a new school supporting girls’ education. Listen now.  

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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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August 3, 2016

KITENGA UPDATE: “Truly Remarkable”

By Girls Education Collaborative

Recently, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Mara Huber, and a group from UB traveled to Tanzania and to the Kitenga School for Girls campus. This is what she had to say… Although I have returned to Kitenga many times since my original trip in 2009, my…

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May 13, 2016

Taste of Tanzania!

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hope you’ll join us on June 1st for Taste of Tanzania! A family-friendly event to bring our community of support together. Purchase tickets here. GEC board member and chef of African cuisine, Lousie Sano (herself originally from Rwanda) will be cooking up a storm of Tanzanian favoriates and we hope you will bring your family…

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December 18, 2015

A Win-Win for Woman-Owned Small Business and Global Girls Education

By Girls Education Collaborative

It was a win-win for small business and global girls education on December 11 at Shop. Sip. Support.—a happy hour holiday shopping event benefiting Girls Education Collaborative. The event was hosted by tirelessly supportive GEC board member Louise Sano (who, it should be noted, was recently featured by NPR in a story on how refugees…

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October 19, 2015

Kitenga School for Girls – an important update

By Anne Wadsworth

It starts with a vision on how to make a better world. This particular vision is to empower women and put an end to female genital mutilation and child marriages. It is a vision to lift an under-served and impoverished community towards a better, more dignified life. It began over 20 years ago when the…

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September 14, 2015

The State of Education in Tanzania

By Anne Wadsworth

In 2001, under pressure from international stakeholders, the Tanzanian government established the Primary Education Development Program (PEDP), which made school compulsory for 7- to 15-year-olds and officially abolished mandatory primary school fees as a means of increasing enrollment. On some level, the program seems to be working. Primary school enrollment did increase from 4.4 million…

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October 1, 2014

OUR PATH APPEARS: A conversation with Nick Kristof’

By Anne Wadsworth

Join us for a special conversation with Nick Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author on December 2, 2014 in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York.  By attending, you’ll receive a copy of Kristof’s new book, A Path Appears and show your support for…

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