May 19, 2020

Welcome Raj Suchak, GEC Board of Directors

By Erin Klass

Raj Suchak is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about the little things in life and making a difference in the community around us. Most recently, Raj is the founder and CEO of Grit Seed – a conversational engagement platform using the power of SMS, WhatsApp and other channels for recruiting and retention. Prior to…

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May 19, 2020

Welcome Brianne Szopinski, GEC Board of Directors

By Erin Klass

GEC is proud to welcome Brianne Szopinski to the GEC Board of Directors.   Brianne is an associate attorney with Hodgson Russ Real Estate and Finance Practice, where she represents clients in various commercial and real estate matters, including banking and finance, public-private partnerships, real estate development and real estate leasing. “I’ve always been passionate about…

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May 19, 2020

Meet Summer Volunteer, Samantha Maroshick

By Girls Education Collaborative

As I start my work at Girls Education Collaborative, I am really looking forward to understanding just what it takes to run a nonprofit successfully–especially in light of the changes that have needed to occur in the development sector due to COVID-19.  I was really drawn to GEC because of its unique approach to improving…

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May 14, 2020

5K for Kitenga Photo Gallery

By Erin Klass

WOW!  What a fun event!  Check out these photos from our virtual 5K for Kitenga!  

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April 16, 2020

Is Covid-19 Coming to Africa? Yes

By Anne Wadsworth

An excerpt from an Inside Philanthropy article titled, With a Catastrophe Looming for Africa, Funders Need to Focus on Community-based Responses, by Nina Blackwell, Firelight Foundation: “It is already becoming evident that COVID 19 is spreading rapidly into Africa, where its impact is likely to be devastating. In many African countries, scarce government resources make for…

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April 16, 2020

“a PIVOT is a change in strategy, not a change in mission”

By Anne Wadsworth

GEC’s Covid-19 Response Plan Is Covid-19 coming to Africa? Probably. Learn more Here Prologue: On March 17, 2020, the government of Tanzania mandated all Tanzanian schools to close immediately and all students to return home if attending residential schools. For GEC, this means that our sole program partner was shuttered for an unknown duration. As…

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