Category: Africa

Tree planting day in Kenya

On November 6th, the government of Kenya made an unprecedented announcement: November 13th would be a national day off, dedicated to planting trees. The call echoed from bustling cities to rural landscapes, as citizens eagerly prepared for a collective effort to combat climate change. With a resolute tone, the President decreed a simple yet powerful… Read more »

Please help us support Morocco’s earthquake victims

“There is no beauty but the beauty of action.” ~ Moroccan Proverb Donate here to support earthquake survivors in Morocco   Dear Friend, On Saturday, I awoke to the news that a massive earthquake rocked western Morocco with its epicenter about fifty miles from Marrakesh. By the end of the day, the death toll was… Read more »

Jambo…..Hello….Iko poa? (are you well?) – an update from East Africa

The end of July is marching closer, and it’s been over 3 months since our last update and gosh, lots of projects ongoing. To date for this year 2023, the Foundation has invested 351,500$ in various projects throughout East Africa. Here’s a quick recap. In the Maasai Mara at Isaaten and Ole Keene Primary, GCF… Read more »

Greetings…..Jambo…..Habari?

This is a quick note to update you all on what’s happening in East Africa and what part Grand Circle Foundation is playing. The end of March is near, and the year is running away. To date, the Foundation has invested 157, 000$ in various projects throughout East Africa. Here’s a quick recap. Last week… Read more »

The gardens at Chidobe – school grown sustenance in Zimbabwe

The importance of students obtaining water and a meal from school can not be understated due to the increasing number of children throughout Zimbabwe coming to school on empty stomachs. As GCF has made it our goal to enrich the lives of the children within all of our partner schools, we are so pleased to… Read more »

Supporting students & schools in East Africa

Rhotia Primary School

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.” ~ Nelson Mandela Please support students and schools in East Africa by donating here.   Sandra Vaughan, Grand Circle Foundation Project Manager in East Africa, shares… Read more »

Thankful Thursday

  Frank Alex came to be sponsored by GCF and Ken as he graduated primary and enrolled in secondary school.  A top student, he dreamed of being a nautical engineer.  Frank thrived the first few years but as happens with many teenagers, he lost his way for a short bit and left school. After a… Read more »

Update on some of our Kenyan scholarship children – Sandra Vaughan

Since 2016, Grand Circle Foundation has funded 121,000 $ to the Kenyan Scholarship Program. Here are some updates on students. Many have finished Form 4 and would like to go to college or University, but do not have the means.   Koromo: This young man has been sponsored by GCF for over 8 years. From… Read more »

“The water can only flow thanks to the well.”

“The water can only flow thanks to the well.” African proverb If you’ve been watching the news, you may have seen stories about the lack of sufficient rains in Africa, and the worry of possible famine as crops cannot grow and livestock is dying. As part of the GCF WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Initiative,… Read more »

Catching up with students in Kenya – Jacob and Jane

As we continue to follow up with some of the students in Kenya, now that Sandra has been able to visit after an almost 2 year pandemic induced absence, we find that none of them have been idle. Meet Jacob, who finished Form 4 last summer and received his leaving certificate (the equivalent of a… Read more »