Forum Keynote Address: A Tribute to Juma Sulle

In recognition of thirty years of significant contributions towards sustainable development in Tanzania and the success of Global Partners, Juma Sulle was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Community-Driven Development Forum held in June 2019. Peter Verbiscar-Brown, Executive Director Emeritus for Global Partners, dedicated the majority of his keynote address towards honoring Mr. [...]

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

Luora Schools Shine with Solar!

Technical Team at Borehole Site, June 2019 We are excited to announce Global Partners’ first fully solar borehole project is complete! Today, all of the children at Luora primary and secondary schools and their families have access to a reliable source of clean water, and the students have stable new latrines with [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Collaboration at its Finest – The Story of Ormanie Primary School

Woman collecting water In June 2015, the sun beat down on a rugged vehicle as it bumped its way toward the Maasai village of Ormanie near Loliondo, Tanzania. As the travelers watched the clock tick into its third hour, the village center slowly rolled into view, comprised of one tented building where [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Piloting Community-Driven Education in Kenya

Community meeting at Waondo Primary School, Kenya © We’re pleased to share that our two Community-Driven Education pilot projects in Kenya are off to a great start! Global Partners believes community leadership is the key to responsible and sustainable development and that local people have the right to drive change in their [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Can You Help Us Make a Difference?

Primary school students 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 or call us at 707-588-0550. One of my favorite [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Global Partners Family!

This Valentine's Day, we would like to share photos of a few of our staff members and partners with their loved ones. Pictured are Amon Tusingwire (one of the Women's Empowerment and Girls' Scholarship Coordinators in Uganda) with his wife and daughter, Maanda Ngoitiko (Executive Director of Pastoral Women's Council) with her husband, Malaki Mollel (Financial Coordinator in Tanzania) [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Community-Driven Education Hits its Stride – and Kicks it to the Next Level

Laghanida community mapping We’re excited to announce the expansion our Community-Driven Education program into Kenya! Over the course of 2019, our team will select two communities in Homa Bay County, from one of four constituencies struggling with the lowest primary school test scores in the region, and work with them to identity [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

We’re growing!

Dora Achieng’ Okeyo As Global Partners for Development expands our Community-Driven Education program into Kenya, we’re thrilled to welcome Dora Achieng’ Okeyo to our team! Dora joins Global Partners as a Community Facilitator and will be based in Homa Bay County, Kenya, helping us to engage and empower communities there. She holds [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet the 2019 BCF Fellows!

Global Partners is thrilled to announce our 2019 fellows - Harrison Fuller and Piper Lowinger! Originating from a partnership between the Brethren Community Foundation, Global Partners, and Whittier College, the fellowship program is a one-of-a kind opportunity for talented and passionate students to experience authentic grassroots community-driven development in East Africa via the work of [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Peter Verbiscar-Brown: Beginning of Direct Project Work In Africa

In 1989, a group of World Runners, namely Lisa and Ted Ruffner, Jani Ashmore, and me, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to meet up with Dr. Barry Levy who was working there in an occupational health capacity.  The idea came up a year before when we were all at the Moscow International Peace Marathon. Barry invited [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments