Malala Yousafzai- A Millenial Icon

I don’t want to be thought of as the “girl who fought the Taliban” but “the girl who fought the education”. This is the cause I want to devote my life to. Malala Youszafai. At the age of 11, Malala was blogging for the BBC on the conditions of living under the Taliban’s extreme measures […]

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Women’s History Month ( March 2018)

What an amazing month it has been so far #womenshistorymonth. In 1987 the US Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. This creates a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women. Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives […]

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Cecilia Cherono, GTL’s First Rift Valley University Graduate

Written by Cecilia Cherono. I was born in 1995 in Letoi village, Mogotio sub-county, Baringo county ( Kenya). We grew up in a humble background by my parents till 2002 when I lost my mother and my father takes care of my siblings and I up-to date. I joined form one at Mogotio Girls High […]

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GTL’s Fall Appeal & Newsletter 2017

Dear Friend of GTL, I wish you all could have heard the speakers at the Growth Through Learning fundraiser in October. The village rejoices when a girl gets a GTL scholarship, knowing a better future awaits them. This was Teresa Sogomo’s message to us when she came all the way from Rift Valley, Kenya to […]

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GTL’S FOUNDERS

Growth Through Learning, Inc (GTL) was founded in 1997 by Roger Whiting from Holden, MA, in the USA and his wife, Jeanne Lynch, to support bright girls from East Africa, whose families are in financial difficulty, and are unable to pay for their daughters to attend high school. Rogers cousins Ann Maddox, David Kynast and […]

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Unflagging Passion for Girls’ Education

“There is nothing as fulfilling in this life as providing service to fellow human beings, more especially to the needy.” Sister Salome Nambi Sister Salome Nambi has been working as a GTL Coordinator in Uganda since 2006 and is passionate about and devoted to girls’ education. Growing up she lived in a village where girls […]

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Why do we sponsor young girls and women’s education in East Africa?

Girls and women education is a strong priority and factor that determines world development. According to World Bank; 62 million girls globally of ages 6-15 are out of school and girls continue to lag behind substantially in secondary school education, and the numbers are estimated at 130 million girls miss out on secondary education ( […]

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The Girl Who Was Raised To Be Perfect.

Written by Mercy Kinyodah Sources: TedTalks, Reshma Saujani, World Bank Report 2015. As I watched Reshma Saujani’s Ted Talk, CEO Girls who Code a lot of things she mentioned rang true with me; Ted Talks- Reshma Saujani Girls are raised to be perfect and boys raised to be brave Girls with a higher IQ are more […]

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Celebrating 20 years of educating girls in East Africa

By Wanjiku K Mwangi, Executive Director In 1998, Growth Through Learning (GTL) gave 12 scholarships to twelve girls in Tanzania to acquire a high school education. 20 years down the road, those scholarships have increased to 200 or more per year. In 2017, GTL plans to award 210 scholarships to girls in Kenya, Uganda and […]

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