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February 15, 2022

Beginners Luck?

By Anne Wadsworth

Have you ever had that wombly feeling when you ended up doing something really well but it was the first time you had ever tried, so maybe it was just – beginner’s luck? I have to confess that I felt a bit of that wombly feeling a year ago when Kitenga’s first Form Four students…

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February 15, 2022

If You Build It?

By Anne Wadsworth

I suppose we learned from the start that just because you build a school, no matter how beautiful and child-centered it is, the vision may not ‘take hold’ overnight. That first year in 2017, the Sisters had to knock on doors and convince families to let their girls attend. Girls did come and the school…

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January 6, 2022

It Takes a Village: Guillemette

By Jess Basil

Guillemette Dejean is no stranger to the GEC community.  Hailing from Brittany, France she lived with the Wadsworth family during an exchange program in high school and after she completed her Masters in International Development asked Anne to be a professional mentor to her.   Knowing she was looking to expand her experiences, Anne invited…

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August 9, 2021

Meet Ramsha, GEC’s Research Intern

By Girls Education Collaborative

“In 2018, I got a chance to spend few days among the women of one of the most underprivileged areas of my country – and somehow I got stuck in that moment forever. I saw the depth of issues, the barriers, and the sparkling eyes with dreams yet no direction. Thus, women’s research and development…

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August 9, 2021

Outgoing Thoughts From Summer Volunteer, Ankita

By Jess Basil

This past summer working as an intern for GEC was truly a humbling and empowering experience. First and foremost, I am so grateful to Ms. Anne Wadsworth for being my mentor throughout my internship. Ms. Anne has always been there to walk through assignments with me, tasks aligning with the International Day of the Girl…

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August 9, 2021

It Takes a Village: Patricia

By Jess Basil

When asked if we could highlight her involvement with Girls Education Collaborative for our It Takes a Village series, Patricia Minter-Powell’s immediate response was, “Sure, I herd the cats!”  While that might be true, Patricia does it with love, enthusiasm, and a keen eye on the mission. By day, Patricia is a French teacher at…

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