Category: Africa

Foundation Update: How Lights Saved Maasai Livestock in Tanzania

Amboseli Masaai Boma

Every day, we come across stories that tear our hearts out or make us sad—and some stories ignite such a passion within us, we are driven to find a way to help. My passion was ignited when a pride of 17 lions went on a killing spree in the Maasai village of Tarangire, Tanzania, killing… Read more »

Looking back on water access in Zimbabwe

In recognition of World Water Day for 2021, we reflect on the value of water, the benefits that boreholes bring, and all that Grand Circle Foundation has contributed to water needs in rural Zimbabwe. Water is life. We need it for numerous daily tasks, and for many, we can turn a faucet on and off… 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 »

Schools in Zimbabwe are still closed – but food gets to the students

Zimbabwe has been under strict Covid lockdown measures, where no movement has been allowed and gatherings of more than 30 people are banned.  Travel is limited to essential travel only and schools are closed until further notice. For anyone else, this would have stopped the final distribution of the highly nutritious porridge meal packs that… Read more »

Never underestimate the power of pants!

Sponsoring children wherever in the world is no mean feat and requires planning and preparation from “The Sponsor”, which is facilitated through Grand Circle Foundation. Our travelers often fall in love with children they meet and ask us to kindly help provide assistance for the students to finish school. Since 2015 across East Africa, GCF… Read more »

Zimbabwe – DFG Hygiene kits distributed at Jabulani village

Sixty-eight Days for Girls hygiene kits were distributed to the Jabulani community, just outside of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This was the second distribution from the recent donation from the Stanwood Camano Island Chapter Group. For this distribution, we chose to give the kits out to women of the Jabulani community. Many of these women are… Read more »

Trash to treasure in Zimbabwe – St. Mary’s

We are happy to announce that the St Mary’s Papermaking project has officially begun. The group of eight women began their training at the beginning of November and have taken to it with much motivation and excitement. Due to Covid-19, this project was delayed as travel was not allowed within the country. Now that some… Read more »

Frank Finds His Way

When we support scholarships through Grand Circle Foundation, of  course our hope is that every student will successfully complete their schooling, and continue on to a fulfilling career. But despite our best efforts in rural Africa, where so many families live in extreme poverty, some young people lose their way. Frank was one of these… Read more »

Meet Alan & Harriet – GCF’s new feathered friends

Just over 2 weeks ago I received a call from Magret, Head Mistress of Ayalabe Primary School, Karatu. The children from Grade 7 had rallied around and raised money to buy Grand Circle Foundation a Thank you gift, A white chicken, and Magret gifted GCF her Cock-rel to say, thank you for our kindness. They travelled… Read more »