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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September 25, 2018

Launch a Leader is Launched!

By Erin Klass

The transition from sub-par government schools taught in Swahili to the Kitenga Secondary School for Girls (KSSG) where classes are taught in English can be daunting for students.  Together, leaders at GEC and the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa developed a pilot program that is designed to help students get up to speed before the…

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June 23, 2017

What Could Be More Epic?

By Anne Wadsworth

May 24th, 2017 was the Dedication/Inauguration/celebration, of the opening of the Kitenga School For Girls. May 24th was an epic day. Why? For so many reasons: Mother Nature rested her harsh rains; the new campus looked beautiful and the ceremonial tents, like a fairytale castle. The program demonstrated the girls’ passion, devotion and pride in their…

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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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November 14, 2016

A True Collaboration- Our First Project

By Anne Wadsworth

In January, 2017, Tanzanian girls at risk of forced marriage, genital mutilation, domestic violence, sexual assault, and otherwise circumscribed futures will take imperative steps toward self-actualization when they begin secondary coursework at the newly built Kitenga School for Girls. It is a project GEC is infinitely proud and fortunate to be a part of. But…

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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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July 2, 2013

Our Remarkable Partners

By Anne Wadsworth

 I had read their Strategic Plan outlining their vision to create an extraordinary school for girls within a remote and roadless village. I was very impressed. They addressed the need for strong sciences, leadership development, health education and vocational training. It struck me as a very progressive document. The Mission Statement read: “The girls, exiting…

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