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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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May 13, 2016

Taste of Tanzania!

By Girls Education Collaborative

Hope you’ll join us on June 1st for Taste of Tanzania! A family-friendly event to bring our community of support together. Purchase tickets here. GEC board member and chef of African cuisine, Lousie Sano (herself originally from Rwanda) will be cooking up a storm of Tanzanian favoriates and we hope you will bring your family…

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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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