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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April 15, 2020

5K for Kitenga Tool Kit

By Erin Klass

Welcome to the 5K for Kitenga Tool Kit! All registered individuals or teams will run (walk, skip, hop, jump…) in honor of an actual Kitenga Girls Secondary School student and will pledge to raise (at least) $100 to support GEC’s mission of creating a gender equal world where all girls are given the opportunity to…

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March 25, 2020

Together, we can get through this

By Anne Wadsworth

Friends, You have transformed lives by building and opening the Kitenga Girls Secondary School. In its young life, the school is already facing its second existential crisis, the first being the dorm fire. Together, we made it through the first crisis and ended up stronger and better. Together, we can do it again. This time,…

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March 19, 2020

GEC Covid-19 Update: Although We Are Separated, Lets Stay Connected

By Anne Wadsworth

Dear GEC Community, I first want to thank you for your outpouring of support over the past several days.  We are witnessing and feeling the enormous global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are all in the midst of dealing with this crisis personally.  I cannot tell you how much I’ve appreciated the show of…

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February 13, 2020

Catalyzing Human Capital

By Anne Wadsworth

Catalyzing Human Capital First, the setting. I write this from the veranda at Betsy’s House, in Kitenga, Tanzania—a special place that has become like a second home to me. Three students just stopped by to welcome me back and get me caught up on the news. Sister Berna walks by, with a batch of kittens…

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February 13, 2020

Two. Two. One.

By Anne Wadsworth

Two. Two. One. For the 2nd year in a row, all of Form Two students at the Kitenga Secondary School for Girls scored in Division One on their National Exams! Considering that less than 20% of Tanzanian girls graduate from secondary school, this is a notable measure of success for this school, for these students….

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