Author: Barbara Sirigos

GCF EMPOWERING CHANGE AT THE BATOKA CENTRE OF HOPE – update from Zimbabwe

GCF is thrilled to share a significant update on one of our latest projects at the Batoka Centre of Hope in Zimbabwe. The project, aimed at expanding an innovation hub within the non-formal education center, has already begun to revolutionize the educational landscape in this community by introducing cutting-edge technology and new opportunities to the… Read more »

Enhancing Literacy in Zimbabwe

The GCF Zimbabwe team is thrilled to share some exciting updates from the heart of Zimbabwe. As many of us may know, Zimbabwe has long been celebrated for its impressive literacy rates.  However, recent economic challenges, exacerbated by the global pandemic, have taken a toll on the country’s education sector. But together, we are turning… Read more »

Serengeti De-snaring Programme Update

Grand Circle Foundation is proud to have supported the Serengeti De-snaring Programme in partnership with the Frankfurt Zoological Society. In the 1st quarter of 2024: 571 SNARES REMOVED  (YTD*: 571) 2 POACHER CAMP FOUND & DESTROYED  (YTD: 2) 10 POACHER ARRESTS BY SENAPA RANGER  (YTD:10) 9 ANIMALS FOUND DEAD IN SNARES  (YTD: 9) 5 ANIMALS… Read more »

Spring is sprung – Happy Earth Day 2024

                                     “ Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.”— Sitting Bull As we steadily march into Spring, the… Read more »

Endoro Primary School in Tanzania is now 4th out of 107!

  Endoro Primary School in Tanzania was recently awarded a “Most Improved” in Standard 7, certificate by the Karatu District of Education.  Standard 7 is the nationwide exams that all students take to see if they qualify to move on to secondary school. We’re proud that with your generous donations we’ve been able to supply… Read more »

World Water Day 2024

Lemong'o Primary School

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci World Water Day – held on March 22nd since 1993, is an annual UN Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater. In 2015 GCF created the WASH (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) initiative to ensure that our schools have access to water and toilets. Since… Read more »

Home away from home – Kenya

Lemong’o has come a long way since we first started visiting.  From 5 children to over 300 and with the newly opened boys dormitory, the capacity to grow to 500+.  A game-changing opportunity for so many children in this community.   The completion of a girls dormitory at the school is another game changing opportunity… Read more »

Lukosi Secondary School gets an updated Science Lab

CITW (Children in the Wilderness) our partner in Zimbabwe, oversees projects at the schools and villages on our behalf.  They just sent us a welcome update regarding the Lukosi Secondary School. “We are thrilled to announce that Grand Circle Foundation has successfully been able to renovate and refurbish the Lukosi Secondary School Science Laboratory, bringing… Read more »

From the streets of Vietnam to STREETS International

When we were introduced to Neal Bermas, the founder of STREETS International we knew that we’d met someone just as passionate about creating opportunities as we are.  And thus a great partnership began in 2019. You can read more about the STREETS International program here.  Since our partnership began we’ve now funded 45  life-changing scholarships…. Read more »

A day of daring leadership at the Alnoba 2022 Environmental Leadership Awards

    “It is easy to get to habituated to the threads and disasters we hear on morning news. Don’t. The morning news is yours to change.” – Samantha Power Dear Friends, On October 19th, we were honored to host the Alnoba Environmental Leadership Teach-In Day and awards dinner.   More than 150 leaders joined us… Read more »