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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March 4, 2021

Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a GEC Fundraiser on Facebook

By Anne Wadsworth

Note: These directions are for a desktop computer, though it will be similar on a mobile device 1. Log in to your facebook account and click on the Facebook logo in the top left corner of the page 2. On the left side menu, click on “See More” and scroll down to “Fundraisers.” 3. You…

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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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February 17, 2021

Meet Peres! Kitenga’s 1st GEC Volunteer

By Anne Wadsworth

My name is Peres Justine Munanka, I am 17 years old. I am a Kuryan by tribe and a Tanzanian by nationality. I graduated from primary school in 2016 from Mwlalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere School and then joined the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa (now known as Kitenga Secondary School for Girls) in 2017. I…

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