July 12, 2021

It Takes a Village: Lalashe

By Jess Basil

We are so thrilled to introduce a new series we’re calling  ‘It Takes a Village’.  Each feature will spotlight an individual from around the globe who helps make Girls Education Collaborative the wonderful organization that it is today. To start, we are featuring Lalashe Kadogo Mollel, a trained wildlife guide, who recently started his own…

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July 1, 2021

Meet Olivia Castiglia, GEC’s Summer 2021 Intern

By Girls Education Collaborative

My name is Olivia Castiglia, and I am a rising sophomore at Bryn Mawr College where I am studying English and economics. This summer, I am looking forward to learning about the inner workings of a nonprofit. Nonprofits like Girls Education Collaborative provide the unique opportunity to both make a difference and see the impact…

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July 1, 2021

Meet Ankita Sundar, Our Summer Volunteer

By Girls Education Collaborative

My name is Ankita Sundar and I am a rising junior at Presentation High School in San Jose, California. A passionate advocate for gender equality and quality education, I co-founded Digital Educate, a nonprofit organization, which aims to provide education and access to digital media to underprivileged youth. Digital Educate’s purpose is to dispel the…

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June 7, 2021

Announcing the Anne Wadsworth Center for Collaboration

By Jess Basil

GEC Announces New Center to Enhance Global Impact in Girls Equality: As the world looks to re-opening in-person, collaboration is critical to connect communities for the common good After over a year of construction, we are so pleased to announce the completion of the Anne Robinson Wadsworth Center for Collaboration, in Kitenga, Tanzania. The completion…

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May 11, 2021

Female Genital Mutilation: How Education Can Break the Cycle of Tradition

By Peres Munanka

Peres Munanka, a teenage activist from Tanzania, discusses female genital mutilation and how to break the cycle of tradition. My name is Peres Munanka, I am a young girl of 17 years old from a tribe that practices female genital mutilation. But I thank God that my parents never saw the benefits of this practice…

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March 16, 2021

We are valuable, we have dignity and we will lead change.

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hear from the powerful voice of Peres Munanka, a pioneer girl student and activist from Tanzania. Peres Munanka is a recent graduate of the Kitenga Girls Secondary School in the Mara Region of Tanzania. The school is a women’s empowerment initiative launched by the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa. As Peres waits for her next…

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February 26, 2021

GEC & Circle of Women Panel 2021

By Anne Wadsworth

  Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining the Circle of Women’s 2021 Panel on Women’s Education presented by the Brown University chapter. The above clip features panel moderator Pamela Reeves and me as we discuss GEC’s paradigm of supporting local change makers’ efforts to create critical educational opportunities for girls. I emphasize…

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June 30, 2020

Back to School: KGSS reopens with COVID-19 precautions

By Anne Wadsworth

“Oh Bibi Harry, they just want to come back to Kitenga!”   I’m ‘Bibi Harry’, and a couple of weeks ago, when Sister Faustina (Head of School) and I were finally able to connect via a Whats App call, that is what she shared with me. “They just want to come back”. Today, three months…

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April 16, 2020

Is Covid-19 Coming to Africa? Yes

By Anne Wadsworth

The simple answer is ‘yes’. The more complex answer is really a question: ‘When Covid-19 comes to Africa, what will be the effect?’. To paint a broad brush for the whole of the continent is to be careless. To make assumptions based on western paradigms, foolish. While this is a story still unfolding, the following…

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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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