Growth Through Learning, Inc (GTL) was founded in 1997 by Roger Whiting from Holden, MA, in the USA and his wife, Jeanne Lynch, to support bright girls from East Africa, whose families are in financial difficulty, and are unable to pay for their daughters to attend high school.
Rogers cousins Ann Maddox, David Kynast and Nancy Gordon say, “Our entrepreneurial grandfather would have applauded GTL. Our numbers-oriented grandmother and movie-making teacher aunt would have been happy so many girls have been helped. Our parents would have delighted in Roger’s finding of a wonderful vocation. And we cousins stand a bit in awe. We are grateful for the chance that Roger’s organization gives us to broaden our support to the global level, helping girls in East Africa in their quest for learning. “
When Roger caught fire about girls’ education in East Africa, and founded Growth Through Learning, the Cousins recognized that he had found his true vocation. The name of the organization reflects his own life experience, they say.
Jeanne Lynch is a Board Member and remains an active fundraiser for GTL.
“The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.”