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GCF Schools

Project Hope School (Escuela Esperanza)

In many of Guatemala’s poor, mountainside communities, parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school. Instead, these children must stay home to take care of their younger siblings—or perhaps even join the workforce. Escuela Proyecto La Esperanza, a primary and secondary school in Jocotenango village, is working to change this. The school supports… Read more »

Safe Passage (Camino Seguro)

Located on the edge of the Guatemala City garbage dump, Safe Passage’s mission is to empower the poorest children and families in the surrounding community. Each day, Safe Passage provides nearly 500 children and 100 parents with education, social services, and the chance to move beyond the poverty their families have faced for generations. Safe Passage is… Read more »

SafeWater Ceramic Filters

Clean safe water is an issue throughout Tanzania. In Arusha, the water that finally makes it to the taps has 109 pathogenic bacteria in it, which will cause stomach upsets including typhoid and cholera.  And that’s if you’re lucky enough to have running water.  Most collect water from mud holes. The filters are made locally… Read more »

Changarwe Primary School

Changarwe Primary is in Karatu alongside the main road to Lake Eyasi. It has 412 pupils, only 8 teachers, 7 classes and 2 preschool classes and has struggled academically, and is our newest partner. There are many reasons why we look to support new schools but the 2 biggest driving forces are academic performance and… Read more »

Eluway Primary School

The 294 students here, who range in age from four to 15 years old, were getting by with just one textbook for every four students and only 122 desks. In the short 4 years that we have been at Eluway Primary School we have purchased desks and school supplies.  We’ve also renovated classrooms and the… Read more »

Tarangire Primary School

On the outskirts of Tarangire National Park this school serves over 600 children from neighboring bomas.  Like so many other schools across Tanzania, although it is a government school, the $3 per student it receives annually leaves it with many needs. Grand Circle Foundation has been able to build toilets and a kitchen, a water… Read more »

Tloma Primary School

At Tloma Primary School, a little bit can go a long way. When we first arrived at Tloma, the overcrowded conditions at this school forced many of the 650 students to share desks and the few resources the school had. Since 2012 we’ve been able to build toilets, renovate classrooms and the kitchen, purchase desks… Read more »

Pets Providing Pedals Bicycle Program

It All Began with a Single Bike Naomi and Mark Hughes first visited Tanzania with OAT in 2009.  A lifelong animal lover, Naomi knew that she’d fall in love with the animals of the Serengeti, what she hadn’t anticipated is how deeply she fell in love with the people of Tanzania.   “Although words cannot… Read more »

Njia Panda Primary School

Our longtime partnership with Njia Panda Primary School has made a significant impact. We’ve been with this school since 2004 and beyond the construction of classrooms, toilets a kitchen and dining hall we’ve also built a greenhouse. None of this would have been possible without the support and leadership of the school principal, Emanuel. Once… Read more »

Endoro Primary School

Located in the village of Karatu, Endoro Primary has just over 600 students. When we first came to this school there were such a shortage of basic necessities that 4-5 students would share a desk and in one classroom there were no desks at all. Since then we’ve not only supplied the needed desks, but… Read more »