Who we are
Founded in 1997, Growth Through Learning (GTL), is a secular organization that supports education and development by providing full high school scholarships to girls and young women in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. These girls come from families who are not in a financial position to afford tuition and upkeep in quality boarding schools.Over 1500 scholars have graduated high school through the support of GTL. We award over 250 scholarships every year.These scholarships last through 4 to 6 academic years per scholar, as long as each student keeps their grades up
A world where all women receive the education they need to realize their own potential and fulfill their aspirations for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Making education possible for young girls and women.
Our Impact across three
Awarded Scholarships in the Last 3 Years
High School Diplomas since 1998
Schools Within The Program
How we do this
A GTL scholarship award include all costs; tuition, uniform, exam fees, school supplies, room and board at a safe, consistent and educationally vigorous school.
We do this because in rural areas, there are still heavy struggles as parents with lower incomes struggle with saving enough funds for uniforms or exam fees.
- For the girl child;
- often forced to leave school to support parents or siblings, expected to marry through involuntary marriages, bear children at a young age.
- susceptible to higher rates of HIV/Aids infection 6 times higher than that of men in some areas.
Educators and Development Professionals recommend that keeping young girls and young women longer in school is an effective way to protect them from early marriages, pregnancies, rape and physical abuse.
Over the past 20 years, citizens and governments in East Africa have made it a priority to educate young children and efforts to achieve gender parity in education have been successful.Education for all Global Monitoring Report 2015
To download copies of our most recent corporate filings and audits, choose a PDF file below:
- Form 990 for 2010
- Form 990 for 2011
- Form 990 for 2012
- Form 990 for 2013
- Form 990 for 2014
- Form 990 for 2015
- Form 990 for 2016
- Form 990 for 2017