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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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March 30, 2022

Kitenga Trip Reflection

By Sarah Filippi-Field

This past February, I visited Kitenga Girls Secondary School for the first time. Like so many workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been working remotely for GEC for the past 6 months. I definitely got some crazy looks from friends and family when I told them I was meeting my boss, Anne, for the…

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February 18, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in East Africa

By Sarah Filippi-Field

Pre-Existing Conditions Worsened by Pandemic Economic Hardship On March 16, 2020 Tanzania reported its first case of COVID-19 (Tarimo & Wu, 2020, p. 1). Since then, there have been devastating socioeconomic effects on the country. GDP growth slowed down from 6.8% in 2019 to 2.1% in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 (African Development Bank,…

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July 26, 2021

My Experience being a Girls Education Collaborative Volunteer

By Peres Munanka

My name is Peres Justine Munanka, I am 17 years old, one of the pioneers of Kitenga Girls Secondary School and a volunteer with Girls Education Collaborative (GEC).  My experience with GEC has made my time worthwhile during the wait to join in my next level of schooling and I am so thankful to God…

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