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30 Dec “Building the Africa We Want”

AfricAid Holds 1st “Opportunity Day” Event for Binti Shupavu Alumnae   The Binti Shupavu program is designed to give girls the skills they need to complete Ordinary Level secondary school (Forms 1-4), with the bigger objective that they lead productive lives.  Each additional year of…

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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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29 Oct Shifting Attitudes

Girls are no more than wives and mothers.   This is an alarming way to begin a blog from a women’s empowerment organization, don’t you think?  It is the antithesis of what we believe.  However, it is what many Tanzanians still believe, particularly in rural…

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