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; […]Read More
Criteria for Scholarship Application
We award high school education scholarships to academically strong girls from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds who come families without adequate financial resources to pay for their school fees. The scholarships typically last 4 to 6 years, on condition that the student maintains the required GPA , and their performance is at the top 50% […]Read More
Meet Our Alumni ( #TeamTanzania)
Here are a few of our girls from our alumni, aren’t they beautiful? We couldn’t be more proud of how they’ve advanced and grown into confident, young women. Truly ” The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all”:-) This is what they had to say when we asked […]Read More
“That” Time of the Month.
So this will definitely not be the first you are hearing about menstruation, whether you are male or female. But how much do you really know about the world, cultural and even religious perceptions of it? Growth through Learning exists as a secular organization and we shall refrain from directly attacking any specific community. Here […]Read More
What is Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting?
So you know how if you’re navigating through the big web you always find yourself at places or watching videos you hadn’t looked for? Well today my searches led me to TED Talks 15 Videos on why educating girls is important. So here are a few facts on FGM from World Health Organization; 1.Female genital mutilation (FGM) […]Read More
Why we focus on secondary schools and on girls & young women?
Why we focus on secondary schools and on girls and young women There is little debate that East Africa still suffers from higher than average poverty rates and all of the associated conflict and hardship that poverty brings with it. There is also widespread agreement that we can and have made dramatic progress in addressing […]Read More
Kenya- The Proposed New Education System
The current education system in Kenya has been in existence since 1985 it involves; 8 years in primary school, 4 years in high school and 4 years in tertiary/higher learning institutions. 8-4-4 has been criticized as outdated, too expansive, burdensome and even expensive. It is analyzed as being heavily loaded in terms of content, too […]Read More
Lift Off- Donovan Livingstone
Here is a video with a remarkable speech by Donovan Livingstone during the Harvard Education Commenement Ceremony-2016. It was no ordinary speech, he breathed life into his words with spoken word and prompts us to feel,to feel the magnitude and intensity of his passion and the impact/ influence of education. “Education then, beyond all […]Read More
Congratulations to Harriet Kariuki; GTL Girl & Harvard Graduate
It’s banner day for Growth through Learning!! Harriet Kariuki a GTL Girl from Kenya received a diploma from Harvard University in May 2016. You Go Girl, says Richard Jenson GTL Board Member pictured with Harriet. Hongera sana Harriet. We are very proud of you!Read More