AfricAid supports girls’ education in Africa in order to provide girls with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities.
AfricAid’s vision is to create a future in which all African girls have equal access to high-quality educational opportunities that empower them to achieve their goals and better 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 mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We 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.
We accomplish our mission 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.