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Toilets: A Simple Intervention

Global Partners has implemented A LOT of toilet (latrine) projects lately. As a matter of fact, almost half of the projects we’ve funded in the last year have included toilets. So why are we focusing so much of our efforts on such a simple intervention? First, it’s what schools and communities want. [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Arkaria Community Center: Building a Better Future

We often say that our focus is partnership rather than charity, and Global Partners has developed many long-lasting friendships and partnerships during our 40-plus year history. Alais Morindat, a local leader of a Maasai community located in Arkaria Village, Tanzania, has worked alongside Global Partners for decades. The partnership between Arkaria Village and [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

A Special Shout Out for Team Engineer

Although everyone on the Global Partners team has an important role to play, the members of our technical team deserve special recognition. Our core technical team, affectionately called “Team Engineer” by the rest of the Global Partners staff, consists of Joseph Ochieng (Technical Director), Elias Njoga (Field Engineer), and Michael Glaser (Technical Advisor [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Cases Surge in Kenya: Our Response

Like much of the world, Kenya is currently experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. Many healthcare workers have contracted the virus, largely due to an inadequate supply of personal protective equipment. Healthcare facilities, especially in rural areas, are ill-equipped and lack the capacity to effectively respond to the current situation. An increase [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Long Before Glasnost by George Rainier Weiner: Recounting the days of World Runners

Check out Long Before Glasnost by George Rainier Weiner. All proceeds from this book go to Global Partners for Development. To purchase the book, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Before-Glasnost-George-Rainier-Weiner-ebook/dp/B08HS57KYL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=long+before+glasnost&qid=1606338517&s=books&sr=1-1 To donate, visit: https://gpfd.org/donate/ During the cold war years (1969-91), many American individuals, small groups, and somewhat larger organizations traveled to Russia in hope of breaking down [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Advancing Community-led Initiatives in an Uncertain World: 2020 Annual Report

Global Partners’ 2019-2020 fiscal year ended in the midst of a global pandemic. As the world changed, we began collaborating with local staff, partners, and leaders to determine how to best support East African communities. In additional to the emergency response interventions we immediately implemented, we also began directing an increased percentage of [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Modern Challenges in a Traditional Pastoral Community

Marisa Mazria Katz, a Syrian-American Journalist and founding editor of Creative Time Reports, traveled to Tanzania to explore the intersection of Christianity, modernity and climate change. With support from Global Partners for Development, Marisa visited Maasai pastoral communities that are dealing with and combating climate change and the mega forces of the outside [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Global Partners and the Boys & Girls Club Partner to Transform Education in East Africa

Economic success, good governance, and political stability are directly tied to education, but too many children in East Africa are not learning, even if they are enrolled and attending school. To improve the quality of education in the schools we partner with, Global Partners and the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia have joined forces [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

WomenSave: Pilot Launched!

Liz: Savings Officer for WomenSave In spite of the global challenges presented by COVID-19, the pilot for WomenSave, a new program offering financial services to women in Uganda, continues! Who We Are Vision: a world where every woman has the tools, skills and confidence to shape her own financial future Mission: to [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Flattening the Curve in East Africa

Tippy Taps in Western Kenya The spread of COVID-19 in Africa is increasing, and there is global concern surrounding Africa’s relatively weak health systems’ abilities to respond to the pandemic. With a lack of clean water in many communities and a society largely ill-equipped to practice social distancing, quick action is needed [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments