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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December 21, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation and What We Can Do To Stop It

By Anne Wadsworth

I recently returned from Kitenga, Tanzania, where our organization, Girls Education Collaborative (GEC), is working with a community-led initiative to create more opportunities for girls through education. Days after returning to the US, I turned around to leave for Washington, DC to participate in the first US Summit to End Violence Against Girls. While in…

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December 7, 2016

Girls Being Girls in Kitenga

By Anne Wadsworth

Dear Friends, I have recently returned from an almost three week stay in Tanzania. It was a trip like none other. For the first time since five years ago, when GEC became a part of this incredible project, there were girls on campus- living in the dorms. Attending classes. Doing homework under solar lanterns. Playing…

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November 14, 2016

Why I Support GEC- Lucy Sears

By Girls Education Collaborative

Meet Lucy Sears. Lucy recently moved back to Buffalo, and has been a top volunteer for Girls Education Collaborative. From helping check guests in at the first annual Taste of Tanzania, to being willing to table for GEC at networking events, to participating and fundraising in the Get Krazy For Kitenga challenge, Lucy is never…

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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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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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