AfricAid’s mission is to improve the standing of women in society through robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve academic and health outcomes, and promote socially-responsible leadership skills.
In close partnership with our sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), we support mentorship opportunities that help secondary school girls in Tanzania complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.
We envision a future in which all girls can pursue the opportunities they choose, raise healthier families, and become leaders in their communities.
Girls have rights
We believe that girls have the right to equal access to education, the right to be heard, the right to live free from exploitation, the right to be happy, and the right to be hopeful.
Girls are capable
We believe that girls can be self-reliant, confident, empowered, goal-oriented, trustworthy, and fiscally responsible, and can shape their own futures and solve their own problems.
Girls can ignite change
We believe that girls can inspire others, become leaders and role models, educate others, and can give back and ignite change in their community.
WHAT WE DO
AfricAid supports the work of our sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), in providing mentorship opportunities to secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We raise funds and awareness for robust, evidence-based mentorship programs that equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change. The outcome is proactive, resilient, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and increase the standing of women in society.
Through our support of GLAMI, we accomplish this work through two extracurricular mentoring programs: Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu.
Binti Shupavu is a four-year life skills course for lower secondary school girls covering topics such as study skills, personal leadership, health, and self-confidence with the goal of increasing graduation rates for vulnerable girls.
Kisa Project is a two-year leadership course that prepares girls in their last two years of secondary school to attend university and create positive social change in their communities.