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Celebrate International Women's Day with us: Meet our extraordinary Alumnae.

University and Form 1 students

Girls don’t learn in a vacuum. They’re connected to webs of gendered relationships with their parents, siblings, and teachers who influence girls’ educational opportunities. Mentors and peers help girls see themselves and their possibilities in the world. When we mentor 1 girl, she mentors 10 girls.

TGFT is committed to ensuring girls complete secondary, high school and university and become resilient, socially intelligent young women who have a future to get excited about. When TGFT students graduate from university, it marks the end of a long journey and the start of another. Our 6 Alumnae are employed: 5 are the first in their families to graduate from high school and university.

Finyueli teaching at Joseph & Mary Secondary School

Finyueli and Mary are teaching Math and Science at local private secondary schools. Mary is paying her sister’s school fees in nursing school and sending money home to her parents who are subsistence farmers. Finyueli is helping her mother - a single mother with 5 children- build a permanent home.

Pascalina on left, Beatrice on right

Pascalina is a Sales and Marketing Officer at a local nonprofit. She's paying school fees for her 2 sisters who are studying to become a pharmacist and a medical officer.

Dorcas on left, Beatrice on right

Beatrice and Dorcas have been best friends since the 8th grade.

Dorcas in 8th grade, at home

Dorcas now as an intern

Beatrice and Dorcas graduated from university last December. Dorcas is interning as a Medical Officer at Mt. Meru Referral Hospital and is qualified to diagnose patient’s ailments. Beatrice is the Assistant Camp Manager at a local nonprofit.

After starting her job, Beatrice expressed her gratitude:

“I am who I am today because of the love and support from you guys….

You have been with me from when I was still small, my teenage period of which you guys still managed to cope with me even though I was a little bit stubborn. I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me and my family, I promise to do my best to be a good example to the other girls. Sometimes standing in a room and seeing how different I am from the other girls makes me realize that I am very lucky and special and therefore I won't let you down.”

We’re preparing adolescent girls with skills that last a lifetime and on International Women’s Day we’re celebrating our alumnae who are motivating us to shape a better future for more ambitious girls.


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