Girls Education Collaborative

Girls Education Collaborative We work with local initiatives in developing countries to improve opportunities for girls. We forge partnerships that support education-centered, community-driven initiatives in developing countries to improve opportunities for girls.
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The Kitenga Village Project is GEC’s current project and the intent is to enhance and accelerate the impact already being generated by our partners, the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa. Learn more: www.GirlsEdCollaborative.org

According to UNICEF, female youth face are THREE TIMES more likely than their male peers to be outside the labour force ...
02/27/2020

According to UNICEF, female youth face are THREE TIMES more likely than their male peers to be outside the labour force and not participating in education.

How can we accept this? #wedont #genderequity #girlseducation #dontstandby

Did you know that a new volunteer house is getting built on campus? 🏑 GEC will be able to host up to 14 volunteers and v...
02/26/2020

Did you know that a new volunteer house is getting built on campus? 🏑

GEC will be able to host up to 14 volunteers and visitors at a time at the Kitenga Secobdary School for Girls! And we already have interest from both Tanzanian and US friends to come and stay on campus, to help the girls in their education!!

πŸ™ Thank you to all supporters who has already committed to helping us kickstart this amazing project! If you’d like to participate, reach out to us: girlsedcollaborative.org

Last week: Introduction to Kubuntu πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’»The School teachers received a crash course on the benefits of Kubuntu: the most p...
02/25/2020

Last week: Introduction to Kubuntu πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’»

The School teachers received a crash course on the benefits of Kubuntu: the most powerful open-source operating software, giving anyone access to a world of educational apps completely for free. For this time we started a pilot project on one computer, we’ll see in 6 months how these were used, and expand to all computers if successful!

#computerprogram #technology #linux #kubuntu #educationforall

When you leave your phone on a desk for 5 minutes... the girls don’t miss a chance to practice their selfie game! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜šπŸ€³πŸΎ #...
02/24/2020

When you leave your phone on a desk for 5 minutes... the girls don’t miss a chance to practice their selfie game! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜šπŸ€³πŸΎ #Kitengaselfies #shouldbeinthecurriculum

02/19/2020
Job advertisement πŸ“

🚨 Hot job alert! Warning: it’s quite selective πŸ˜†

#ComputerClass #boss #applynow #Kitenga #Tanzania

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πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“I see the benefits of education!

This Sunday, Form 2 students performed a song to celebrate attending to the Kitenga Girls’ Secondary School. Now that they are in school, they are all about inspiring other girls around them! #rippleeffect

β€œπŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“I see the benefits of education!

πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€βš•οΈ Can be a doctor because of education.

πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€βœˆοΈCan be a pilot, because of education”

What a moment! Last night we celebrated the Form 3 girls for their outstanding National Exam results: ALL 26 of them sco...
02/16/2020

What a moment! Last night we celebrated the Form 3 girls for their outstanding National Exam results: ALL 26 of them scored in the highest division ! πŸŽŠπŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“πŸ’«
For reference, when the school was opened the objective was to have 70% of students in first division... their hard work really paid off and we are all so incredibly proud πŸ‘πŸ‘

So naturally, they organised a celebratory party for themselves.. along with their teachers, GEC guests and the Head of school Sister Faustina! We had a feast, a large cake and of course, hours of dancing πŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸΎ

#girlseducation #beststudents #proudteachers #SDG4 #SDG5

Water color painting sessions are taking place in Kitenga! The library was filled with curious students who truly pushed...
02/15/2020

Water color painting sessions are taking place in Kitenga! The library was filled with curious students who truly pushed their creative boundaries. It was an introduction to painting for most of them - and they absolutely πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’• it!

Thank you so much Musejar (a wonderful art store from East Aurora, NY!) for donating all this wonderful art material, you have made a whole 120 Tanzanian girls very happy and curious for more art πŸ™Œ

#art #watercolor #creativegirls #thewholegirl #girlseducation

What a lovely time we had touring the new maternity ward the Sisters have built and opened last September. Since then th...
02/14/2020

What a lovely time we had touring the new maternity ward the Sisters have built and opened last September. Since then they safely delivered 18 babies, including some healthy babies coming for check up today!

We applaud this project, as it’s already set to have a positive impact on the Kitenga communityπŸ‘

πŸ‘› Did you know that the girls run a little shop on campus? Practicing accounting skills while eating candy #winwin
02/13/2020

πŸ‘› Did you know that the girls run a little shop on campus? Practicing accounting skills while eating candy #winwin

Our little movie production kicked off today in Kitenga! Stay tuned πŸ‘†πŸ½ #shortmovie #allstars #soon
02/12/2020

Our little movie production kicked off today in Kitenga! Stay tuned πŸ‘†πŸ½ #shortmovie #allstars #soon

02/11/2020
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Sundays in Kitenga: Anne was I interviewed by students curious to learn about American corn, as part of an interdiscipli...
02/11/2020

Sundays in Kitenga: Anne was I interviewed by students curious to learn about American corn, as part of an interdisciplinary project on maize 🌽 🌱

And what better way to end a great day than with Tanzanian dancing! πŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸΎ

02/10/2020

Beautiful Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ #roadtoKitenga #landscapes #kopjes

Women have been shaping our world for centuries and on all continents! Time to break down the barriers 🀲🏽🌎#genderequity
02/09/2020
UN Women

Women have been shaping our world for centuries and on all continents! Time to break down the barriers 🀲🏽🌎
#genderequity

Here are 7 women in science you should know who changed the world with their discoveries!

Throwback to one of the most exciting Kitenga visits, almost exactly 3 years ago: checking in on the new road, picking o...
02/08/2020

Throwback to one of the most exciting Kitenga visits, almost exactly 3 years ago: checking in on the new road, picking out colours for Betsy's house, discovering the beautiful fabric chosen by the Sister for the future school uniforms, and meeting the inaugural class and teachers!

At the time it seemed like so much still needed to be achieved – yet everyone on campus, and especially the girls were simply so happy and proud to be a part of the Kitenga School for Girls. A year later, they would be the ones who ranked the school straight to first place in the region. Yes, they could be proud πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“

And yet we know that the best has yet to come, as we all, the "GEC & Kitenga" community roll up our sleeves every day to grow this huge dream of LEAVING NO GIRLS BEHIND in the region.

πŸ’« Stay tuned! We will be on site again next week and will be posting live updates.

#throwback #thebeginning #Kitenga #girlseducation #impact

Today is the International Day to end Female Genital Mutilation.Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation human rig...
02/06/2020

Today is the International Day to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation human rights and an extreme abuse to girls and women. In #Tanzania, thousands of girls undergo #FGM every year. But more and more young women are determined to #EndFGM, like in Kitenga.

Pictured here: the inaugural class playing out their very own theatre piece against FGM, created for the school inauguration in 2017! Their courageous voices were heard by a large audience made of school staff, overseas visitors, religious groups, and the local community.

πŸ“Έ In order: the father & elders' decision to cut their daughters, the daughters unknowingly coming back from fetching water, the bloody and harmful cut, the mother playing innocent following the escape of her other 2 daughters, and years later, their return armed with an education and a future.

We stand against FGM #endFGM #girlseducation #genderequity #SDG4 #SDG5

πŸ‘πŸ“The new Volunteer House is shaping up! Today they were laying out the foundation markers... in a low tech way: using a...
02/05/2020

πŸ‘πŸ“The new Volunteer House is shaping up! Today they were laying out the foundation markers... in a low tech way: using a very long water-filled plastic tube as a level and squaring off corners using the measurements of triangles. #learnsomethingneweveryday #whenvisitingKitenga #KitengaVolunteerHouse

02/05/2020

Tuesday in Kitenga: games day 🏐

Sunny days are a treat during the rainy season – loads of fun! Netball in particular seems to elicit a lot of joy! #athleticsforlife #girlseducation #thewholegirl #whenvisitingkitenga

How many happy girls can you fit into a selfie? #whenvisitingKitenga #selfiegame #happymonday
02/03/2020

How many happy girls can you fit into a selfie?

#whenvisitingKitenga #selfiegame #happymonday

πŸ‘πŸ½There are plenty of ways you can support GEC to bring education for the most marginalized girls: Any help or contribut...
02/02/2020
Join the Movement - Girls Education Collaborative

πŸ‘πŸ½There are plenty of ways you can support GEC to bring education for the most marginalized girls:

Any help or contribution you make to Girls Education has the potential to transform them, their school, their family, communities and our shared world!

#jointhemovement #girlseducation

Our Impact Allies are friends committed to the mission and work of GEC. Through multi-year and unrestricted giving, GEC is empowered to strategically...

02/02/2020

Sunday singing in Kitenga πŸ’•

#WeAreOne #HappySundayEveryone

02/01/2020

What's happening on campus today? Check our instagram for live updates!

πŸ‘‰πŸΎ @ thewholegirl

πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏDjambo rafikis! Hello friends! Anne has arrived in Tanzania. Still quite the journey before reaching Kitenga, but lots...
01/30/2020

πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏDjambo rafikis! Hello friends! Anne has arrived in Tanzania. Still quite the journey before reaching Kitenga, but lots of happy sights on the way, from milk ATMs in town to the Serengeti wilderness!

The plan for the visit? To break ground on the new guest house AND the administration buildingπŸ’ͺ🏾 #Staytuned #girlseducation #Tanzania

Follow her journey live on Instagram @thewholegirl

01/28/2020
This Traditional Chai Cafe In NYC Empowers Women and Girls in Pakistan

πŸ’›πŸ’› LOVE initiatives that bring our shared world together!

In this NYC cafΓ©, every chai served brings people together and support girls and women education in Pakistan – all at the same time.

By Global Citizen #bridgingcultures #socialbusiness #sharedworld #women

Do you know other social business we should highlight?

The Chai Spot, a traditional chai cafe with locations in New York and Arizona, donates 50% of its profits towards education and supporting women and girls in...

Did you catch the news? GEC is "en route" to build not one but two new essential buildings in Kitenga! Also, we're so lu...
01/27/2020
Fundraising underway for new buildings at WNY-backed school for girls in Tanzania

Did you catch the news? GEC is "en route" to build not one but two new essential buildings in Kitenga!

Also, we're so lucky to have such a leader to carry this great mission!

πŸ“» Yesterday β†’ Anne Wadsworth was on WBFO to talk about GEC's exciting plans build a new guest house & a new administration building at the Kitenga School for Girls!

✈️ Today β†’ Anne is already in Tanzania hitting the ground running!!

Stay tuned!!

#hitthegroundrunning #newbuildings #growingKitenga #girlseducation

The Buffalo-based nonprofit Girls Education Collaborative is launching a new fundraising effort for its partner school in Kitenga Village, Tanzania. The

Remember: because of you kindness and support, girls at risk of early marriage and FGM in #Tanzania are getting a chance...
01/26/2020

Remember: because of you kindness and support, girls at risk of early marriage and FGM in #Tanzania are getting a chance to go to school and dream of a bright future!

If you see this, you are part of the GEC community. With every like or share on social media, every time you tell a friend about our work, and every visit to Kitenga: you amplify their VOICES. Thank you.

#amplifytheirvoices #girlseducation #humanrights #SDG5 #SDG4

If all girls receive 12 years of quality education, we can achieve gender equality with the next generation.Do you share...
01/23/2020

If all girls receive 12 years of quality education, we can achieve gender equality with the next generation.

Do you share that belief with us?

#changetheworld #girlseducation #genderequality #SDG5

Want to make a difference for girls around the world? See how you can join the movement with GEC πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸŒ
01/22/2020
Join the Movement - Girls Education Collaborative

Want to make a difference for girls around the world?

See how you can join the movement with GEC πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸŒ

Our Impact Allies are friends committed to the mission and work of GEC. Through multi-year and unrestricted giving, GEC is empowered to strategically...

We can't wait to see Lisas in Kitenga! #futureengineer #girlseducation #Tanzania #SDG4 #SDG5* * * * * (from Tanzania)In ...
01/21/2020
A young 'techpreneur' is coding her way to change in Tanzania

We can't wait to see Lisas in Kitenga! #futureengineer #girlseducation #Tanzania #SDG4 #SDG5

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(from Tanzania)

In primary school, Lisa dreamed of becoming an engineer. She took computer science as her optional course in secondary school [...]

"If you know how to code electronics, you can address vital issues and improve your society, she argues.

Earlier, I wasn’t concerned about my community, but when I discover a problem now, I see it as an opportunity to change my community. Technology has changed my life and paved my career way,” she says."
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The tech industry has traditionally been a man’s world, but 17-year-old Lisa is changing that β€” and changing her society along the way.

It's Monday, let's do some simple Maths. Shall we?πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“πŸŒ According to the United Nations, economies in the developing wor...
01/20/2020

It's Monday, let's do some simple Maths. Shall we?πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“πŸŒ

According to the United Nations, economies in the developing world grow by 3% for every 10% increase in the number of women who receive secondary schooling.

#investingirls #itaddsup #socialimpact #economicimpact #SDG4 #SDG5

✊🏾 β€œThe size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, t...
01/19/2020

✊🏾 β€œThe size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.

If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

Ellen Johnson Sirlea, first elected female head of state in Africa.

#womenleadership #changemaker #sundayinspiration #SDG5

πŸ‘πŸΎ Bravo! A cooperative of women in Kenya raised almost $1 million to build and become owners of a 102-rooms apartment b...
01/16/2020
A Kenyan Women Group Pools Their Cash to Build a 5-Storey Apartment

πŸ‘πŸΎ Bravo!

A cooperative of women in Kenya raised almost $1 million to build and become owners of a 102-rooms apartment building, when daily contributions per person were as little as $0.1!

What a mighty demonstration of the power women ALREADY have 🌈

#grit #beyourownhero #letthemshine #womensgroup #changingthegame #SDG5

The Kenyan women group pooled their cash to put up an apartment with at least 100 rooms and are now landlords. They have been praised as a good example.

#NewYear = #NewYearsResolutions Make a commitment with us and help girls worldwide to access quality education. β™‘ Follow...
01/15/2020
Join the Movement - Girls Education Collaborative

#NewYear = #NewYearsResolutions

Make a commitment with us and help girls worldwide to access quality education.

β™‘ Follow our work and sign to our newsletter

πŸ™ŒπŸΏ See how you get involved and #jointhemovement

Our Impact Allies are friends committed to the mission and work of GEC. Through multi-year and unrestricted giving, GEC is empowered to strategically...

We don't get tired of saying it: the ripple effect of girls education has no limit! How about changing History, with a c...
01/14/2020
#20for2020: Susan Wright, technical mentor to her children Wilbur and Orville

We don't get tired of saying it: the ripple effect of girls education has no limit! How about changing History, with a capital H?

"Aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright might have never built and flown the world’s first powered airplane if not for mentorship of their mechanically skilled mother Susan. Her encouragement and teachings throughout their childhood set them on the path to change history."

Found through Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

#20for2020 #womenempowerment #changehistory #SDG5 #girlseducation #rippleeffect

She was a mechanical genius who catalyzed the inventiveness of her children.

πŸ’› Happy Monday!"Always speak loudly and confidently. If you're wrong you'll know sooner. If you're right you'll help oth...
01/13/2020

πŸ’› Happy Monday!

"Always speak loudly and confidently. If you're wrong you'll know sooner. If you're right you'll help others."

Thank you for the reminder Osayi Lasisi (from Women Who Code)

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We join hands with locally-led initiatives creating life-changing, education-centered opportunities for girls. Our first initiative is to help realize the vision of the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa to break the chains of generational poverty and empower the women of a rural corner of Tanzania through the transformative power of educating girls. Learn more about the new and growing Kitenga School for Girls here: www.GirlsEdCollaborative.org

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Anne, thank you so much for your inspiring and informative presentation today on GEC's work in Tanzania on behalf of girls, their communities, and the future. I loved that there were 13-year-old American girls there to hear about some of the challenges facing their African sisters.
On Women’s Day, I am super excited to introduce my 13 year old, Maya's new website and blog, She Dreams, to you. Maya would like She Dreams to be a voice for disadvantaged girls, particularly those in need of education. She is encouraging her readers to participate in girls' education. Please swing by her page. Please like and share her page, comment, shop or donate. https://www.facebook.com/shedreams.us/
Is there any way to order the tshirts you were selling at Malala? They sold out before I could get some!
I am so proud that I have finally been able to meet these wonderful, beautiful, hard-working young ladies. Please consider helping us out to educate not only these girls but the whole world!!