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April 10, 2024

Building Relationships and Impact: A Visit to Tanzania with GEC, February 2024

By Guillemette Dejean

At the heart of GEC’s work is relationship building. Once established, a relationship creates the firmest foundation for collaborations that solve problems and/or seize opportunity. The deeper and more stable the relationship, the more dynamic and sustainable the collaboration. The purpose of such, is to work towards the shared vision of a world where no…

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March 7, 2024

Let Women Lead the Way

By Anne Wadsworth

  A new generation of women can lead us out of the crises that are stacked against us. Let’s ensure it happens by making sure girls get the education they deserve. By Anne Wadsworth Imagine a world in which so many of the challenges we’re currently navigating — such as the ones that comprise the polycrisis…

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February 13, 2024

Fields of Dreams

By Anne Wadsworth

The answers to many of the world’s greatest challenges may be growing in farms like this one in Tanzania By Anne Robinson Wadsworth In remote northwest Tanzania, there’s a small plot of land that just might be growing the future — and not solely because of what’s in the soil. The Garden for the Future is…

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October 11, 2023

Voices of Kitenga: Peres Munanka’s Inspiring Path to Advocacy

By Guillemette Dejean

After graduating from KGSS in 2020 with the school’s pioneer class, Peres Munanka didn’t take any time off between lower and upper secondary school. Instead, she went onto become GEC’s very first Kitenga volunteer.  At that time, she remarked that she was “happy to volunteer to work with GEC because it is a passion…to see…

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May 24, 2023

Garden For The Future: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

By Guillemette Dejean

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April 5, 2023

Our Decade of Action

By Girls Education Collaborative

It’s written in our name. At Girls Education Collaborative, we believe that “collaborative” action to support educating girls is a mighty way to build a just and sustainable world. All the way back to our inception in 2011, we’ve intentionally taken a multi-disciplinary approach in our work, adhering to the mindset behind the United Nations…

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February 24, 2023

GEC Launches Alliance And makes Inaugural Investments

By Anne Wadsworth

In 2022, GEC developed a new philanthropic model, the Ally Funder Alliance (AFA). This deliberately small group of like-minded funders provides unrestricted funding and other non-financial assistance (what we like to call Allyship) to early-stage, promising, and locally-driven girl–centered organizations. Through collective action, the AFA will leverage the contributions of its members, while providig catalytic…

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November 23, 2022

Girls Education Collaborative Presents Kitenga, Tanzania

By Jess Basil

On 1,000 acres in a remote village in northern Tanzania, where life is hard, poverty generational, and gender inequity ubiquitous, a transformative project is underway: the creation of an extraordinary, high-quality school for some of the world’s most at-risk girls.

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October 11, 2022

Today: International Day of the Girl

By Sarah Filippi-Field

Today is an important day to GEC, our partners and most importantly to the girls we serve. GEC exists to help ensure that the world’s most at-risk girls complete twelve years of a safe and quality education so they can enter adulthood with skills and agency. At-risk because their long walks to school can be dangerous journeys…

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April 27, 2022

It Takes a Village: Mr. Mugabo Mkama

By Sarah Filippi-Field

Mr. Mugabo Mkama is Second Master at Kitenga Girls Secondary School (KGSS), where he teaches physics and mathematics. Originally from Musoma in the Mara region of Tanzania, Mr. Mugabo has been at KGSS since 2018. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is responsible for organizing different activities, maintaining discipline of the school, and data….

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