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Author: Alecia McClure

14 Jan Everyone Needs a Mentor

Statistics show that 76% of business professionals believe that having a mentor is important, but only 37% have one.  Mentors provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to us; they guide us through challenges and increase our likelihood of success; and they lift us up…

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03 Dec Two Hands

“I have two hands – one for helping myself and another one to help other people in society.” Wivini Mtende, Kisa Alumna   The concept of volunteerism has not been a cultural practice in Tanzania where AfricAid delivers its extra-curricular leadership and life skills programs…

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05 Nov Recruiting a Diverse Kisa Class

Fall is recruitment time for new Year One Kisa Scholars to fill the spaces made available by the Year Two Scholars who graduated from AfricAid’s 26 Partner Schools last spring.  The team of Kisa Project Managers and Mentors have just added 1,048 girls from both…

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30 Oct Time for Fun!

Learning leadership and life skills is serious business.  So is mentoring and providing support to Tanzanian adolescent girls, many of whom have grown up in very difficult circumstances.   It is important to know, though, that AfricAid’s Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu Scholars have a…

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