The GLA International Foundation was created as a way for GLA alumni to continue to give year-round support to the projects and organizations that they worked with closely in country. However, many of our former students have gone the extra mile and created their very own nonprofit organizations. Some directly fund the schools or NGOs that they got to know on their GLA program; others were so inspired by these groups that they joined larger movements. We’re very proud to share the endeavours of these young change makers!

Do you know of a GLA alum who has since formed a nonprofit of their own? We want to hear about it! Please reach out to us at


Kutoa Pamoja Foundation

Related To: Tanzania: Children’s Education Adventure (formerly Heart & Soul of Africa)

Alumni Founders: Anna Paskalides, Derek Ng, Maxton Preuninger, Maya Matheny, Ryan Silverstein, Allie Rosen, Brielle Biggins, Katie Shanahan, Anita Moreno, Kristin Berry, Jacob Hamaker, Andrea Vejar, Abby Buzza, Caleb Alebachew, Matthew Michelini, Isabella Kemp


About: This organization was founded by a group of GLA Ghana alumni with a mission to provide continued assistance to the Tunleeni Orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania. After spending time at the orphanage on their 2018 summer program, their experience in the village left “an imprint on (their) hearts” and they have been fundraising to benefit the orphanage ever since.

Donations go toward food, supplies, and resources (ie. firewood, gas, soap, etc) in order to provide proper care to the children who live there.


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