Celebrating Mother's Day!

Celebrating Mother's Day!

I have never seen my mother open up and speak in front of others. I am delighted to see her share her experiences. It is unfortunate that even in today’s world, there is differentiation between a girl child and a boy child. At my very own house, there is this differentiation and it is regrettable. However, I would like to state that the mother is the captain for the ship called family. It’s important to know that, I am very proud of my mother today.

Our Approach

Our Approach

In 2014 GEF developed and began to implement a new approach to support and work with its partners on the ground - including identifying new partners led by what we began to refer to as Education Entrepreneurs. 

We are now over 2 years into implementing the revised strategy of working with Education Entrepreneurs and their organizations.  We are seeing promising results with our multi-year funding and engagement — including improved quality and measuring of program results by partners and the development of clearer growth and sustainability plans for their future. 

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually and worldwide on March 8th. International Women's Day has a rich history, held annually since the early 1900s - it's a celebration to recognize, fight for and stand in solidarity for women's rights. However you choose to celebrate, it is an important day to say we are here, we stand in solidarity, we love each other and we all matter.

Cheers to a New Year!

Cheers to a New Year!

A letter from our Executive Director, Kathy Bartlett -- As we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2017, we see the above quote as an example of the growing impact of our partners and their work with children and youth. It demonstrates the confidence of an emerging young leader who shows a clear intent to do more for others while also improving his knowledge and experience base. This seems to us to be one important way to think about success for a program aiming to create confident and thoughtful leaders. How else is progress and impact being assessed across the different programs?

On a board trip to Kenya

On a board trip to Kenya

"Wow, Kenya is a different place these days. I have just returned from a trip to Nairobi, with fellow GEF board member, Liz Berry Gips and Executive Director, Kathy Bartlett. We all felt a palpable shift – happily finding a vibrant, developing eco-system of support for entrepreneurs and education, with enlightened youth “giving back” to better their worlds. Here are a few highlights of what and who we encountered."