Category: Africa

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 »

Bringing books to rural Kenya

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~ Albert Einstein Donate here to send books to rural Kenya Dear Friend, As a former teacher, nothing makes me happier than to see a child excited about reading. Today I share the story of O.A.T traveler, Roy Austin, who feels… Read more »

And the kids are back in school in Tanzania

In Tanzania, Schools reopened on Monday 8th Jan. For the very 1st time ever, so does Kenya and so Grand Circle Foundation has had to be well prepared to get all 39 students back in the same week! Starting in Tanzania, we took the students out shopping on Friday. Some of the children came with… Read more »

When giving, gives back – Jacob’s story

Sandra, the GCF Project Manager oversees the scholarship program in Tanzania and Kenya. For the many students that she supports, she is “Mama Sandra” as she guides them, chides them and wholeheartedly “mothers” them from near and far. Jacob has been one of her kids since 2017, where he was sponsored from Amboseli Primary school… Read more »

Giving thanks from Tanzania – Joseph

Overcoming the obstacles of a drunken, absentee father, a schizophrenic mother and a bedridden grandmother who helped raise him, the only meal often being only what he got at school.  Joseph was first sponsored by GCF at Rhotia Primary school.  As a strong student, this sponsorship then took him to Diego Secondary school and on… Read more »