“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school, 4 years in high school and 4 years in tertiary/higher learning institutions. 8-4-4 has been criticized as outdated, too expansive, burdensome and even expensive.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
A village celebrates success
In 2015 Michelle Tikoyan completed high school at Pemwai Girls’ Secondary School in the Rift Valley, Kenya. She passed with flying colors and will be the first person in her family to go to college. Michelle is one of 6 children brought up a by single mother with no job or family wealth to support […]Read More
Monica Wanjiru Ndung’u’s story
My name is Monica Wanjiru Ndung’u. I am 24 years old, a recent Information Technology graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. I come from a humble background. In 2006 I joined my two older brothers in high school. It was a big challenge for my parents to raise school fees […]Read More
Harriet’s Life Journey with critical support by GTL when she needed it most
“Your future is never determined by your background” they always say (I see you Dr. James Mwangi) But let’s be frank, sometimes you look back at your family background and just feel like your future is barricaded by your present condition, your family’s conditions and even your grandparents’ or even […]Read More