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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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 […]

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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 […]

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GTL Fall Appeal 2016

Growth Through Learning, (GTL) has supported over 1,300 girls in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, to acquire high school diplomas since 1997. Your financial support has been a key pillar of this effort. With your fall contributions in 2015, we awarded 187 scholarships at the beginning of 2016. Would you kindly increase your fall contribution this year by 10% […]

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GTL President’s Letter

Dear Friends of GTL, As I begin my term as president I remember when I first became involved with GTL 12 years ago and the board of directors met in GTL founder Roger Whiting’s living room.  Applications from girls hoping to receive a GTL scholarship in East Africa were reviewed around the dining room table; […]

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