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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

Onwards and Upwards

Tanzania Global Partners had another successful and productive year in 2019, and we look forward to continuing to increase our impact in 2020! As you might already know, we've spent the last couple of years analyzing and improving our programs and growing and strengthening our team, and we are pleased to share [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Introducing the 2020 BCF Fellows!

Global Partners believes that local people have the right to drive change in their schools and communities, and we are privileged to be able to share our methodology with students at Whittier College. Now in its third year, the BCF Fellowship Program was created from a partnership between the Brethren Community Foundation, the Whittier College [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Staff Spotlight: Dora Okeyo

Dora Okeyo Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 to 11 and over one-third of children between the ages of 12 and 14 in Africa are out of school. We are working to right this wrong through our Community-Driven Education Program. Through this program, community members, school staff, and primary [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Educate a Girl and Change the World

EWIDA scholarship recipients Half of the women over the age of 15 around the world can’t read or write, yet educated females are greater contributors to their communities, are healthier, and are more likely to educate their own children than uneducated women. Global Partners is dedicated to improving the quality of life [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Highlights from the 2019 GPFD/BCF Community-Driven Development Forum

2019 BCF/GPFD Forum Participants The 2019 Global Partners for Development / Brethren Community Foundation Community-Driven Development Forum took place from June 26th – 27th in Arusha, Tanzania hosting over 40 development practitioners from across four different countries – Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States. It was a productive two-day workshop that [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Discovering the Impact of Investing in Education in Rural Areas: Reflections from a BCF Fellow

While completing my research and fellowship in Tanzania, it was often hard to escape the feeling of being a “Mzungu” [white foreigner] in a place where I might not belong. Traveling can be difficult on its own, and when you add in language barriers, cultural differences, and a change in diet, it can seem even [...]

By | August 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments