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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 ( […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Pascaline Mutheu Nthenya
Pascaline Mutheu Nthenya Studies Procurement Management at the Technical University of Kenya Primary school was a struggle for Pascaline Mutheu Nthenya, who became a GTL scholarship recipient in 2009 for high school. She sometimes went to bed with an empty stomach and had to wake up very early in the morning for the long walk […]Read More
2017 Scholarship Opportunities for Secondary Education in Kenya..
2017 Scholarships for Secondary Education in Kenya Kindly take note that the following institutions are offering scholarships to the needy bright students who scored 350 marks and above in KCPE 2016. 1. Wings to Fly Equity Bank 2. Jamia Mosque Committee 3. Masomo Foundation 4. Umma Foundation 5. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation 6. Palm House Foundation […]Read More