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AfricAid

07 Mar Monica Runs the Show!

To the outside observer, AfricAid appears to be a well-oiled machine.  Vans come and go everyday shuttling Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu Mentors to their classes at secondary schools spread throughout the Arusha and Kilimanjaro Regions.  Large events such as Career Day, Health Symposiums, and…

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25 Feb The Word is Out!

“Oooh, did you all notice that little girl?!”   This exclamation came from Asimwe Suedi, Binti Shupavu Project Manager, as she climbed into the shuttle for the long journey back to the office. Five of us had just left one of our Partner Schools, Mawenzi…

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14 Feb Part 2: We’ve Arrived!

In December, 2018, six of AfricAid’s Binti Shupavu and Kisa Project Scholars, along with three of their Mentors, had an experience of a lifetime.  They were among just 60 girls from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi, and Ethiopia invited to attend the 5th…

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31 Jan New Year : New Expectations

For many people, a new year means a fresh outlook, ambitious goals, and a new set of expectations.  Individual expectations for Binti Shupavu, AfricAid’s 4-year life skills program for Ordinary Level secondary school girls in Tanzania, come from all corners of the program:  Managers, Partner…

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07 Jan Measuring AfricAid’s Impact

It is fairly easy to explain what AfricAid does and how we do it.  But the “why” can sometimes feel emotional and subjective.  Why is it important to mentor girls in life and leadership skills so that they stay in school and become empowered citizens? …

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