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

Celebrating Over a Decade of Rainwater Harvest

This 2019 photo shows an Arkaria family standing by their rainwater harvest tank made possible through a 2007 partnership between Global Partners for Development and charity: water. Back in 2007, GPFD partnered with a then young, non-profit organization named charity: water to install 15 rainwater harvest tanks at homes in the village [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Partners|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

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

Peter Verbiscar-Brown Conquers the Terrible Two!

Peter in his Terrible Two jersey On June 15, our Executive Director Emeritus, Peter Verbiscar-Brown rode the infamous Terrible Two here in Sonoma County, one of the toughest 200-mile bicycle events in California! He trained for 6 months with vast hill climbing, but 200 miles with 18,000 feet of elevation gain was [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Events|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

Announcing the 2019 GPFD/BCF Community-Driven Development Forum

We are thrilled to announce the 2019  GPFD/BCF Community-Driven Development Forum, which will be held on June 26th-28th in Arusha, Tanzania. With the theme of “Sustainable Development,” this event is possible due to a generous grant from the Brethren Community Foundation (BCF). The Forum presents an unparalleled opportunity for East Africans and Americans with a [...]

By | May 13th, 2019|Events|0 Comments