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Binti Shupavu

30 Mar Teamwork is Dream Work

“Teamwork is dream work.”  This is the charming way that Binti Shupavu Mentor, Esuvat Sangeti, describes her interactions with her colleagues at Girls Livelihood and Mentoring Initiative (or GLAMI), which is AfricAid’s program implementation partner in Tanzania.   The Binti Shupavu team consists of 28…

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25 Feb Spreading the Word

In 2020, the Binti Shupavu program will reach about 4,800 vulnerable secondary school girls in Tanzania, empowering them with the confidence they need to continue their education.  In addition, the Binti team expects to promote girls’ eduation with 2,000 parents and guardians through Parent Engagement…

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04 Feb Fearless Leaders

Devotha Mlay and Monica Swai are not new faces for AfricAid.  Combined, they have 15 years of experience implementing the organization’s girls’ leadership and life skills programs, the Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu, on the ground at 40 schools in Tanzania. Together, they deal with…

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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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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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