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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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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March 14, 2017

“Betsy’s House, truly a dream come to life”- Shelby Deck

By Girls Education Collaborative

It must have been the hyenas. On my first night in Betsy’s House, I could hear them out there in the dark talking about their day in their unique howling “Whrrrooooooooooop” noise. Switching off my solar lantern, I lay there thinking #1, this is just SO cool and #2 about my own day and the…

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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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January 4, 2017

Partner Spotlight: Buffalo Sunrise Rotary & Solar Liberty Foundation

By Anne Wadsworth

At GEC, we make no secret of the fact that we believe meaningful change and sustainable development is the product of dynamic, mutually constitutive collaboration. Heck, it’s in our name. But exactly how those collaborative relationships play out and what has come from some of our most productive alliances is an aspect of our work…

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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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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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September 6, 2015

Zandra Beauty Teams Up With GEC

By Anne Wadsworth

While the mission of Girls Education Collaborative is to create opportunities for girls in developing countries, our roots are firmly planted in Buffalo, and we are deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the City of Good Neighbors. Forging local partnerships to make a global impact is key to the work of nonprofits…

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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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