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Binti Shupavu

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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14 Oct Progression!

Binti Shupavu Scholars Become Kisa Scholars in 2019   The mission of AfricAid in general is for secondary school girls to progress, with mentoring, to become leaders who then progress to transform their communities.  This blog is about a very specific type of progression.  A…

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