Dear Friend of GTL,
In 2019, we have 353 GTL scholars in East Africa, in the 3 countries that we operate in, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. We are proud that with your financial support, we have offered 52 more scholarships than last year. All the scholars have exhibited the same drive to succeed and passion to learn, that has been true for all GTL scholars over the last 22 years. Please go to GTL’s website today at growththroughlearning.org and donate online or send us a check. Your continued financial support is key to enabling these scholars go through 4 or 6 years of a high school education.
Teresia Wangui Wanjiru, a former GTL scholar who graduated high school in 2017, accompanied our Programs and Digital Communications Manager, Mercy K Miano, on a trip to our partner schools in Central Kenya, this year, including her former school, Karoti Girls. The current GTL scholars were elated to see and hear from her, and she encouraged them to ‘always work hard and remember to focus on your goals.’
Teresia is currently a student at Machakos University, where she is a freshman, studying BSc. Analytical Chemistry.
Another former GTL scholar, Connie, an orphan from Uganda, graduated in 2014 and has become an agricultural extension agent. After GTL support for her high school education, she said, ‘ I did the course I had always dreamt of and which has given me much joy. I will be able to transform the way farmers do their farming and this will enable increases in their incomes and production.’ She also noted: “A lot of girls from my community have been encouraged to study because they admire and see me as a good example to them!” Of GTL she wrote: “Thank you so much. I can’t really appreciate you enough. You made my dream come true and GTL is the reason behind my success.”
I am honored to thank you for your ongoing support and to ask you to renew your investment in the education of the GTL scholars in East Africa. Please go to GTL’s website at www.growththroughlearning.org today, and donate online.
Read our May Newsletter here ; https://growththroughlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GTL-Newsletter-May-2019.doc with more information and stories about the girls we support.
Wanjiku K Mwangi