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August 3, 2016

KITENGA UPDATE: “Truly Remarkable”

By Girls Education Collaborative

Recently, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Mara Huber, and a group from UB traveled to Tanzania and to the Kitenga School for Girls campus. This is what she had to say… Although I have returned to Kitenga many times since my original trip in 2009, my…

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July 6, 2016

New Staff Member Update

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Marciniak and I am the new Associate Director of Strategic Advancement for the Girls Education Collaborative. I am pumped to be joining this awesome team! In my new role, I hope to help by being the wheels on the vehicle that the Executive Director and Board of Directors are steering. This…

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December 18, 2015

A Win-Win for Woman-Owned Small Business and Global Girls Education

By Girls Education Collaborative

It was a win-win for small business and global girls education on December 11 at Shop. Sip. Support.—a happy hour holiday shopping event benefiting Girls Education Collaborative. The event was hosted by tirelessly supportive GEC board member Louise Sano (who, it should be noted, was recently featured by NPR in a story on how refugees…

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October 19, 2015

Kitenga School for Girls – an important update

By Anne Wadsworth

It starts with a vision on how to make a better world. This particular vision is to empower women and put an end to female genital mutilation and child marriages. It is a vision to lift an under-served and impoverished community towards a better, more dignified life. It began over 20 years ago when the…

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September 14, 2015

The State of Education in Tanzania

By Anne Wadsworth

In 2001, under pressure from international stakeholders, the Tanzanian government established the Primary Education Development Program (PEDP), which made school compulsory for 7- to 15-year-olds and officially abolished mandatory primary school fees as a means of increasing enrollment. On some level, the program seems to be working. Primary school enrollment did increase from 4.4 million…

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September 6, 2015

Zandra Beauty Teams Up With GEC

By Anne Wadsworth

While the mission of Girls Education Collaborative is to create opportunities for girls in developing countries, our roots are firmly planted in Buffalo, and we are deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the City of Good Neighbors. Forging local partnerships to make a global impact is key to the work of nonprofits…

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September 27, 2014

Nick Kristof is coming to Buffalo to benefit Girls Education!

By Anne Wadsworth

We are incredibly honored and thrilled to announce that Nick Kristof is coming to Buffalo on December second as our special guest for an evening event at Kleinhans Music Hall to benefit Girls Education Collaborative. Sponsorship and Patron opportunities are available now. Click here to learn more. Your support at this level will help us make…

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March 13, 2014

‘Putting Girls Education AT THE HEART of the NEXT AGENDA’*

By Anne Wadsworth

Now, that’s a panel title that writes its own headline.    And here’s a quote from that panel that writes its own opening: “Girls education is the vaccine of the 21century”  – Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Australia. With power statements like these who needs to go writing their own content?…

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October 11, 2013

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child!

By Anne Wadsworth

Maybe you’re inspired, maybe your motivated, maybe your trying to figure out what all the fuss is about! I thought I’d try to help you out whatever category you fall within. Here are some great resources, calls to action and learning opportunities…..learn, commit, act, change the world….. Will start with The Girl Effect’s ‘Girl Declaration’…

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August 16, 2013

The Malala Effect on Educating Girls

By Anne Wadsworth

In July I was lucky to be a featured guest blogger on Huffington Post. Wrote about a theme that I have been thinking a lot about as of late – the reasons one community may go across its own boundaries in order to help another community. Read the piece here. It seems to be a…

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