Category: World Wide Initiatives

An engineer in the making?

  STEM studies are important everywhere, and Adelaida has a passion for mathematics, chemistry and physics. If this was anywhere else, it might not be as surprising, but this is Tanzania – where girls education is still not a priority, so every girl we can help get one step closer to their dream – is… Read more »

Foundation Update: Tree Planting in Tanzania

  In honor of Earth Day, we’re pleased to share that two Grand Circle Foundation-supported schools in Tanzania have received Karatu Environmental Office awards for their work planting trees. Since 2012, Grand Circle Foundation has donated $8,732 and planted about 4,320 trees at seven different schools. In this video, take a visit to one of… Read more »

Haven Horizons – the inspiration

Can you tell us about the inspiration about this window display? I was inspired to create this  window display by a middle aged lady with special needs called Mary who has been a long-time regular customer of our charity shop.  Mary is obsessed with Marilyn Monroe memorabilia  and certain Hollywood icons of the past like… Read more »

PORRIDGE DELIVERY FOR ZIMBABWE STUDENTS

  To Jabulani, Lesedi, St Mary’s, and Dinde we go, With two tonnes of Mighty Meal porridge in tow.   Feeding almost 2000 children for the next few weeks, Some of the pressure on parents is able to be released. Designed to help students last through the day, A bowl of Mighty Meal each morning… Read more »

World Water Day 2021 in Tanzania

Monday 22nd March was World Water day. Sadly in Tanzania we were honouring 21 days mourning as we had just lost our President and so we headed out to Karatu on Weds. What a day. What a project. Did you know 800 million people still cannot access basic clean water? Did you know globally 4/5… Read more »

Update from Zimbabwe – they’re not kidding around

There’s a new kid on the block!  Or rather, a new buck of a superior specimen who has just arrived and forms the centre of a new goat project in Jabulani Village. After several challenges due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, the community group was finally able to be established, and a two-year-old buck, since… Read more »

Redesigning a water project to respect cultural beliefs

Since its completion in 2016, the water reservoir at Tigawasa Village has been giving positive impacts to the life of over 900 villagers and more than 200 students of Tigawasa school. Prior to the construction of the reservoir, the villagers had to queue up for two to three hours, sometimes since as early as 3:00… Read more »

Giving Women Skills to Succeed

Grand Circle Foundation’s efforts to support women’s cooperatives worldwide A Message from Harriet Lewis Here in America, we sometimes take for granted the ability we have to make the choices that shape our future. In some cultures, women especially are prevented by tradition or circumstance from pursuing their dreams. As I reflect upon the meaning… Read more »

Educating Girls in Kenya

Investing in girls’ education benefits everyone—it strengthens economies and contributes to stable societies. Girls who receive education are less likely to marry young and are more likely to lift themselves and their families out of poverty; yet, globally, there are still nearly 130 million girls between the ages of 6 and 17 that are not… Read more »