After the success of our 40th Anniversary event, this year we’ve decided to focus on putting your donations to work on the ground! In lieu of spending time and resources on planning an event, we’re asking you to support our work by donating at https://gpfd.org/donate/ or call us at 707-588-0550.
One of my favorite African proverbs says “if you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” Last year, 75,679 students, teachers, and community members benefited from Global Partners’ programs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. We could not have impacted so many lives without our generous supporters. Some donations were big and some were small, but together we partnered with East African schools and communities and made a difference.
Schools now have clean water for children to drink and safe classrooms that foster learning. Community members gained project management skills and became local leaders. Girls who otherwise would have been forced to drop out of school, increasing their risk of early marriage and teenage pregnancy, received an education. A health clinic is currently being constructed in a rural village that previously lacked accessible healthcare. With each project that we fund and every leader that we develop, we are creating a more just and equitable world.
While we are proud of the progress we have made and the lives we have impacted, much work remains. Attached to this article is information about some of the projects and programs we aim to fund this year. Please help us achieve our mission and advance community-owned development in East Africa by making a donation today.