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 […]

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Faces From East Africa

Here are a few of our pictures from East Africa. Taken by our very own girls, in our 5 Cameras Project. Share it, Like it, Tweet It, Add us on Google+

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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 […]

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Photos from our East African visit in May 2015

The GTL Board and Friends were excited to spend time with students in Uganda and Tanzania, also with all the Coordinators. Here are some photos!  

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A successful visit to East Africa- Uganda and Tanzania

East Africa Annual trip by GTL Board and friends in May 2015 The GTL Board and Friends had  a successful  10 days visit with the Girls, Headteachers and Coordiators,in Uganda and Tanzania,  full of activities that included, a coordinators conference, meetings with teachers and focus group discussions with students, coordinators and alumni. The girls continue to perform […]

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Evalyn Nyaga from Kenya appreciates GTL’s role in her life

Testimony of a changed life- Evalyn’s Story I salute you all.    My name is Evalyn Wairimu Nyaga from Kirinyaga County in Kenya, East Africa.  I was born in a family of five, the only girl and the last born in the family.  My parents were peasants and therefore they were not in a place […]

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President’s Letter

As the newly elected President of Growth Through Learning (GTL), I want to take this opportunity to share my excitement and optimism for the future of our GTL mission: enabling bright young women to receive a high quality secondary education at boarding schools in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In the early 1980s my husband and […]

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Anne Omoro’s Story

When I sat for my first national examination after primary school in Kenya in 2009, I thought that my education had come to a halt. My exam results came out and I had a good mark of 379, but I didn’t have the money to pay my school fees. I reported to school in February […]

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Executive Director Meets with Coordinators In East Africa

In July 2014, I had the opportunity to visit the GTL Coordinators in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. These meetings were very useful in highlighting the successes of the program and also issues of concern.  More importantly it was a great opportunity for me to get a feel of the activities on the ground. The coordinators […]

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Re-Imagine the Holidays

When shopping for holiday gifts, have you ever thought to yourself,  “There has to be a better way?”  For several years now, my friends and I have made donations to each other’s favorite charities at holiday time.  No more craziness at the mall, no more stress about getting the right gift, and, best of all […]

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