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Author: Alecia McClure

26 Aug A Safety Net

Binti Shupavu’s Emergency Fund   “My parents failed to pay for my school fees.  There is a lot of debt since I joined school.  The school cannot take me in anymore, so I have to stay at home.  There is no other means I can…

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11 Aug Creating their own Opportunities

AfricAid is creating a pipeline of future entrepreneurs and professionals to help fuel economies on the African continent, which are among the world’s fastest growing.  Our Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu programs are preparing young women to be full participants in the Tanzanian economy, which…

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22 Jul Kisa Sisterhood

What do we hope to accomplish in mentoring our Scholars?  What change do we want to make?   In answering these questions, my colleagues and I came up with words like developing young women with courage, confidence, resilience, self-esteem, who are goal oriented and community…

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16 Jul AfricAid Hits the Road!

“Girls face a lot of challenges.  We need your support in mentoring our girls, inspiring them to know the importance of education.  Be a friend to them by creating a safe space and they will open up to you.” Judith Merinyo, Director of Student Sponsorship,…

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10 Jul Amazing Alums!

Another group of Kisa Scholars has just graduated.  With this last round, AfricAid is proud to announce that we now have over 2,000 alumnae from the Kisa Project!  The innovative 2-year leadership course started in 2010 with the objective of preparing girls in their last…

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