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.
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.
We hope you are inspired to pick up a favorite old book or go find a new one and go on an adventure of discovering new worlds, ideas and dreams through reading – and, if possible, make sure you read a book (or two or more!) this month with a child – of any age.
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.
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?