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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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% […]

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A Poem on Education

Learning 2.0 The more I search, the more I find, The more I find, the more I read, The more I read, the more I think, The more I think, the more I learn, The more I learn, the more I do, The more I do, the more I create, The more I create, the […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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