Africa trip- October 2014

GTL Bod is gearing up for the next Africa trip, which takes place in October. We land in TZ and visit the schools and girls in Moshi, and continue on to Uganda in 4 days. Watch this space! Wanjiku

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Making Choices

Mid-winter is a great season at Growth Through Learning. We go into top gear as we begin receiving most of our donations for the year, updating our records and sending out handwritten thank you notes. At the same time, we receive reports on our scholars, and those who are graduating in November (their school years […]

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Lives Are Transforming – Conversations and visits

Every year we issue a few special invitations to friends and acquaintances whom we think might enjoy the chaos and intensity of our trip to East Africa to visit our students. It takes a special sort of person to give up a vacation in say, Paris or Jamaica, in favor of a trip to rural […]

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Response from a reader

Hello everyone, We are back safely and sifting through some great stories and photos to share with you. While we do, I wanted to share the link to this post with you: Mei Mayasari sent this link to an article she posted on NUHA Foundation’s website. Like us, NUHA looks for ways to strengthen educational […]

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Nairobi

I write this post from a tent in the departure section of Nairobi’s largest airport (the airport having burned several weeks before we got here). First, let me say that everyone in our group is fine. The events of the past couple of days have interrupted our focus somewhat, and under the circumstances, I will […]

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GTL Group Safe in Nairobi

With the attack at the mall today, you may be concerned about the safety of family and friends in Nairobi.  The internet at the hotel is down right now, but Amy has asked me to post that all GTL travelers in Nairobi are safe.  The group coming from Tanzania later today will be met at the […]

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The Nun’s House

Here in Kampala we gave great honor of being the guests if a group of Catholic nuns. The guest house is the permanent residence if two or three sisters, and they host the occasional conference or retreat. Sister Salome journeys here from St. Kizito’s School once a week or so to pick up supplies for […]

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Entebbe

Entente is a city of beaches. It sits on the vast shores of Lake Victoria and celebrates those waters with private resorts, public beaches, restaurants from around the world, and vibrant, rambling markets. For my U.S readers, picture a sprawling African version of Southern Florida. We exited the airport to the swirling winds of an […]

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Naivasha

If your only images of Africa include arid flatlands or dense jungle, you should find your way to Lake Naivasha. On our third full day in Rift Valley, our coordinators held a meeting on their own to discuss and compare experiences before meeting with GTL staff and Board Members. This meant that we needed to […]

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For Mogotio

Our second day of Kenya school visits began with a leisurely breakfast of omelettes, cornflakes and arrowroot at the hotel. After yesterday’s 170 miles if driving and intense conversations with our students, we were all feeling a bit bleary. But the weather was perfect-cool night air warming slowly with the sun as we threaded our […]

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