Girls Education Collaborative

Girls Education Collaborative GEC partners with local change-makers to bring social change through the power of girls education. Learn more: www.GEC.ngo
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GEC is supporting the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa to build and grow an exceptional school for girls in Mara Region, Tanzania.

11/30/2023

How about a little singing to end your day on a high note 🎶 Soak in the sweet melodies as the Kitenga girls rehearse their choir.

You did it! Together we raised an outstanding $18,097 on Giving Tuesday!Thanks to your incredible support, we met not on...
11/29/2023

You did it! Together we raised an outstanding $18,097 on Giving Tuesday!

Thanks to your incredible support, we met not only our initial $5,000 match, but also the second $3,000 match, AND we surpassed them by $2,097!

Every dollar you contributed, regardless of its size, is a powerful force for change. As our dear partners in Kitenga would say: ASANTE SANA! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

11/28/2023

🔔 Ring the bell!!! We've met the $5,000 Match and have a new $3,000 Match! If you haven’t given yet and would still like to be a part of this - there’s still time!

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This year we're aiming high for Giving Tuesday: meet the match of $5,000 and then soar higher! 🫶 Any size gift makes a d...
11/28/2023

This year we're aiming high for Giving Tuesday: meet the match of $5,000 and then soar higher!

🫶 Any size gift makes a difference
💝 Gifts of $35+ will receive an exclusive Girls Rise sticker
💞 Gifts of $100+ will be matched 1:1 by the Ward family, doubling your impact!

Join us and make a big difference in a girl's life.

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11/28/2023

Unboxing our brand new 'Girls Rise' stickers for Giving Tuesday!! Watch for how you can snag one with your donation!

Designed with love by a .org volunteer 🫶

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Help us fund scholarships this Giving Tuesday💙+💙 Any gift $100 or more will be matched 1:1 (up to $5,000) thanks to a ge...
11/28/2023

Help us fund scholarships this Giving Tuesday

💙+💙 Any gift $100 or more will be matched 1:1 (up to $5,000) thanks to a generous match from the Ward Family, doubling your donation and impact!

💝 Gifts of $35 or more will receive an exclusive Girls Rise sticker. Make sure to leave us your mailing address!

🫶🏾🫶🏾🫶🏾 Any size gift makes a difference in a girl's life

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💙 Friendly reminder! Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, help us reach our goal: $5,000 +  $5,000 for the match challenge (all d...
11/27/2023

💙 Friendly reminder! Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, help us reach our goal: $5,000 + $5,000 for the match challenge (all donations $100+ are doubled 1:1)

We're thrilled to share that early supporters have already given us a boost, with 12% of our goal already raised.

Your support means the world to the girls who receive scholarships 💝

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Why are scholarships crucial? GEC sponsors the most vulnerable girls, girls from local villages who are at risk of early...
11/27/2023

Why are scholarships crucial?

GEC sponsors the most vulnerable girls, girls from local villages who are at risk of early marriage and female ge***al mutilation, or at best would instead enroll in a government school where they are at risk of abuse and dropping out. But positive change is happening, and the demand from local families seeking quality education at the Kitenga Girls Secondary School is higher than ever. Every year, and especially now, more and more local families aspire to see their girls break free from early marriage. This is transformative change.

So when a local primary school girl works her hardest to pass the entrance exam, and her family supports her education but can't fully cover her school fees, GEC is there to bridge this 'last mile' and provide that crucial support.

In 2023, GEC sponsored 81 girls through scholarships, and we anticipate supporting over 100 girls in 2024.

This Giving Tuesday, we urgently need your help to fund next year's scholarships. Will you join us in making dreams come true? Consider donating – any gift, large or small, makes a big difference in a girl's life.

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11/27/2023

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! Gear up to hit a home run for education! Our goal is to raise $10,000 together.

👩🏾‍🎓 100% of your donation will go directly to scholarships, supporting local girls to attend the exceptional Kitenga Girls Secondary School.

Did you know the school is not just a place for learning but also for joy? Your support contributes to moments like sports days, where the girls shine with happiness. Help us bring more girls to experience the excitement of learning and growing together in this safe and supportive space!

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A warm and special thank you to the Ward Family, long time GEC supporter, for their incredible support this Giving Tuesd...
11/27/2023

A warm and special thank you to the Ward Family, long time GEC supporter, for their incredible support this Giving Tuesday! 🙌

Your generous match challenge of $5,000 will double the impact of many donations, creating a ripple of positive change for many local girls that GEC supports.

We're grateful for your partnership in making a difference 🙏 Jill Ward

Curious about the Match Challenge? This Giving Tuesday, your donation of $100 or more doubles in impact, thanks to the g...
11/25/2023

Curious about the Match Challenge? This Giving Tuesday, your donation of $100 or more doubles in impact, thanks to the generous match challenge launched by the Ward Family, long-time GEC supporters. They are matching 1 to 1

Join the Match Challenge and watch your support go even further!

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🙏 Jill Ward

🎯 Our fundraising goal is set: raise $10,000 together!And here's an extra sprinkle of joy: for gifts $35 or more, you'll...
11/25/2023

🎯 Our fundraising goal is set: raise $10,000 together!

And here's an extra sprinkle of joy: for gifts $35 or more, you'll receive an exclusive Girls Rise Sticker.

But wait, there's more! Any gift $100 or more will be MATCHED 1 to 1, doubling your donation and impact 💞

And for those who can make a gift of $1,500 or more, the cost for a full year scholarship, a fabulous Girls Rise T-Shirt is on its way to you!

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This Giving Tuesday, GEC needs your help more than ever to help fund scholarships in Kitenga.Families from local village...
11/25/2023

This Giving Tuesday, GEC needs your help more than ever to help fund scholarships in Kitenga.

Families from local villages are increasingly supporting their girls, choosing school over early marriages. Next year, GEC is gearing up to support our largest cohort yet—up to 100 girls with scholarships!

The ripple effect of change is happening and it's great news! But we can't do it alone. Your dollar support can turn this vision into reality, making a deep impact on the lives of some of the world's most-in-need girls.

Donations are already open and will run through next Tuesday 28 at midnight. Any gift, large or small, makes a big difference in a girl's life.

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📸 Pictured here: local girls from the Kitenga area visiting Anne at the GEC visitor center last month. They were on the school campus completing their special pre-form program, and we really hope to see many of them join the school in 2024!

11/24/2023

Get ready for Giving Tuesday! Our goal is to raise $10,000 together.

Here's the exciting twist—the Ward Family, longtime GEC champions, will generously match 1:1 any gift of $100 or more up to the first $5,000 raised, aiming to push us to our ambitious goal! 💞

Join us on Tuesday and make a big difference in a girl's life. Every contribution counts!

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Team GEC, here from Lisbon, jumped into the swing of things in no time at all - joining 14,000 others for the famous Buf...
11/24/2023

Team GEC, here from Lisbon, jumped into the swing of things in no time at all - joining 14,000 others for the famous Buffalo Turkey Trot! 🦃

This Giving Tuesday, all donations will go directly to the Girls Rise Scholarship Fund. Any size gift makes a difference...
11/22/2023

This Giving Tuesday, all donations will go directly to the Girls Rise Scholarship Fund. Any size gift makes a difference 💝

(PS: Donations are accepted starting today and will run through until next Tuesday 28 at midnight.)

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Look who’s arrived to spend time at GEC HQ!! Welcome Guillemette Dejean (GEC Program & Partnership Manager) and Alex Hel...
11/22/2023

Look who’s arrived to spend time at GEC HQ!! Welcome Guillemette Dejean (GEC Program & Partnership Manager) and Alex Helmer (GEC Volunteer Extraordinaire) Karibu!!

We are truly honoured to welcome Toni L. Vazquez, EdD, MBA to the Board of Girls Education Collaborative.Born and raised...
11/08/2023

We are truly honoured to welcome Toni L. Vazquez, EdD, MBA to the Board of Girls Education Collaborative.

Born and raised in Buffalo, Toni serves as an inspiring example of community upliftment. With her impressive academic achievements, including a doctoral degree in Health Administration from D'Youville University, Toni is a mission-driven entrepreneur who co-founded the Greater Buffalo United Community Based Organization. Her commitment to community extends beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, and she is actively involved on various committees and boards in the area, and previously served as the president of the Williamsville Central School District Board of Education.

Toni's exceptional civic engagement and commitment to racial equity are an inspiration. We are honoured to have her expertise as we continue our mission to bring global social change through the transformational power of girls education.

Welcome to GEC Toni!

The very moment they received their school certificates and special recognitions. We're not crying, you're crying 🥹     ...
11/03/2023

The very moment they received their school certificates and special recognitions. We're not crying, you're crying 🥹

As Alec Lee , GEC volunteer, often shared with the girls when they played music together in Kitenga: 'We love music, and...
10/27/2023

As Alec Lee , GEC volunteer, often shared with the girls when they played music together in Kitenga: 'We love music, and music loves us.'

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Music plays a vital role in Tanzanian life, especially during celebrations. The girls absolutely LOVE music, and embrace...
10/27/2023

Music plays a vital role in Tanzanian life, especially during celebrations. The girls absolutely LOVE music, and embrace ALL the roles, from singers and dancers to drummers and conductors. The graduation ceremony was no exception and it was quite the joy watching them 🎶

Eagle-eyes might spot Anne smiling from ear to ear in the back!

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Kitenga's Form 4 and Form 2 students are hitting the books again, prepping for their  national exams in November. Let’s ...
10/24/2023

Kitenga's Form 4 and Form 2 students are hitting the books again, prepping for their national exams in November.

Let’s boost their spirits, send your best wishes and words of encouragement their way 🙏📚

Go, Kitenga girls! You've got this!

Alert! The GEC merchandise shop closes TOMORROW! Place your order now and show the world There’s Nothing a Girl Can’t Do...
10/21/2023

Alert! The GEC merchandise shop closes TOMORROW! Place your order now and show the world There’s Nothing a Girl Can’t Do!

We have t-shirts, tote bags, hoodies, vests, and more!

Shop here: https://girlseducationcollaborative.itemorder.com

More girl power from Kitenga to you 🌟
10/20/2023

More girl power from Kitenga to you 🌟

Thank you to everyone who donated off of our Amazon.com Wish List! Volley balls and pruners were greatly appreciated! Th...
10/20/2023

Thank you to everyone who donated off of our Amazon.com Wish List! Volley balls and pruners were greatly appreciated! The door beads are already keeping the bats away in the volunteer house, and the new clippers were loved by permaculture farm workers!

Asante sana 🙏

As our visit to Tanzania comes to a close, we extend a big THANK YOU / ASANTE SANA to Lalashe from Touchstone Tanzania  ...
10/19/2023

As our visit to Tanzania comes to a close, we extend a big THANK YOU / ASANTE SANA to Lalashe from Touchstone Tanzania As always, you are so much more than a wonderful safari guide; you’re a cherished friend and an indispensable helping hand in Kitenga. Your support plays a part in our success during our Tanzanian visits, and we're deeply grateful to have a passionate advocate for girls' education by our side.

Shameless plug: If you're planning a trip to stunning Tanzania, look no further than Touchstone Tanzania Every traveler we know has raved about their experiences with Touchstone & Lalashe! 🇹🇿🌍✨

Anne's Tanzanian trip isn't over yet! 🏔️ Just received this from her: 'On my way to Kilimanjaro! OK. NEED to sign off an...
10/19/2023

Anne's Tanzanian trip isn't over yet! 🏔️ Just received this from her: 'On my way to Kilimanjaro! OK. NEED to sign off and start the trek!' She better be kidding 😜

Kwaheri Tanzania, see you in February 2024!👋

Girls in full power mode! 💥🎓
10/19/2023

Girls in full power mode! 💥🎓

Show your support for global gender equality and Girls Education Collaborative! Check out our merch shop today. Items fe...
10/18/2023

Show your support for global gender equality and Girls Education Collaborative! Check out our merch shop today. Items feature our tagline, There’s Nothing a Girl Can’t Do. Get your holiday shopping done early – there’s something for everyone!

All purchases support GEC’s work, giving girls access to quality education in underserved areas of Tanzania.

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10/18/2023

Who says you can’t dance at breakfast?

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Before their big day, Form 4 students (the graduating class!) were treated to a heartfelt gathering at the volunteer hou...
10/17/2023

Before their big day, Form 4 students (the graduating class!) were treated to a heartfelt gathering at the volunteer house with GEC & guests: Jane, Caitlin, Kristie, and Jen Greene.

To celebrate their achievements, the Greene family gifted each graduate a custom graduation t-shirt – a memento to cherish this moment forever 💕 The girls couldn't stop smiling, which prompted a fun photoshoot.. naturally!

A big thank you to the Greene family for adding a touch of warmth and making the graduation celebration even more memorable. Here's to lasting memories!

🙋🏾‍♀️ Calling all girl dads! You already show up every day for your girls – now show up for girls around the world. Chec...
10/16/2023

🙋🏾‍♀️ Calling all girl dads! You already show up every day for your girls – now show up for girls around the world. Check out GEC’s latest merchandise line and show everyone “There’s nothing a girl can’t do.” We have vests, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more. Visit by October 22 to purchase!

Shop here: https://girlseducationcollaborative.itemorder.com

All proceeds go to support the Girls Rise fund for students on scholarship in Kitenga, Tanzania. There’s nothing a girl can’t do.

And just like that, the Kitenga Girls Secondary School class of 2023 has graduated!What a special day it was. It’s hard ...
10/16/2023

And just like that, the Kitenga Girls Secondary School class of 2023 has graduated!

What a special day it was. It’s hard to put into words how it feels to witness 38 smart, resilient young women reach this monumental milestone.

As Peres (Class of 2020 graduate) said: 'They have a bright future ahead.'

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Tomorrow, dreams take flight!  Throw back to last June, when Form 4 student envisioned their futures as mathematicians, ...
10/13/2023

Tomorrow, dreams take flight!

Throw back to last June, when Form 4 student envisioned their futures as mathematicians, opticians, dentists, pilots, gynecologists… holding those aspirations close to their hearts.

Tomorrow they’ll be one step closer! Get ready for a joyful, fun graduation day🎓💫

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According to the World Bank, universal secondary education for girls could virtually eliminate child marriage. There’s n...
10/12/2023

According to the World Bank, universal secondary education for girls could virtually eliminate child marriage.

There’s nothing a girl can’t do.

This week, to celebrate International Day of the Girl, show your support for global gender equality by purchasing GEC’s newest gear. All proceeds go to support the Girls Rise fund for students on scholarship in Kitenga, Tanzania.

👉 https://girlseducationcollaborative.itemorder.com/

Online ordering for Girls Education Collaborative Merchandise 2023 ends on Sun, Oct 22, 2023 (11:59 PM EDT)

Yesterday, under the Tanzanian sun, the Garden For the Future bloomed into reality 🌿☀️ The beautiful dedication ceremony...
10/12/2023

Yesterday, under the Tanzanian sun, the Garden For the Future bloomed into reality 🌿☀️ The beautiful dedication ceremony, attended by many students and the school community, left many all teary-eyed and deeply moved!

Our deepest gratitude to the WH Greene Foundation & the Greene family – and especially Jane, Caitlin, Kristie, and Jen who were present for this very special moment. The permaculture farm is now a symbol of growth and hope for the school.

Here's to healthy diets, caring for our planet and inspiring a new generation of farming specialists 🌿✨

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