AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • AfricAid is pleased to announce the promotion of Magdalena Leonard Kitinya to Kisa Program Manager for the Kilimanjaro Region.  Her extensive background with the Kisa Project and dedication to the organization makes her ideal for this position.  Her love of the Scholars and her loyalty...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • The 2 Day Challenge is the “graduation” of sorts for Kisa Scholars. It is the culmination of many months work of planning, observing, advocating and working as a team.  Once they have experienced this capstone community service activity, the Scholars who were part of the...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • As 2017 comes to a close, we also conclude the first year of the pilot phase for AfricAid’s new Binti Shupavu program.  It was a year of successes, as well as valuable learning, and Binti Shupavu is scaling up in 2018 by adding classes in...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • When you first meet Stumai Simba, who goes by Mai, she seems younger than her years.  With the exception of the colorful scarf wrapped around her head and the stiletto heels that, combined, add 6” of height to her slight frame, she appears very youthful. ...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Most of us have come across the word “management” or “manager.” We define it in different ways and use it as a title somewhere. But, you haven’t really understood the meaning of a manager until you meet Hadija Hassan, AfricAid’s Kisa Project Manager of the...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • The Binti Shupavu Curriculum is designed to meet secondary school girls’ needs for the four years of lower secondary school. The Binti Shupavu Mentors facilitate classes in five key curriculum areas: Internal Motivation and Personal Leadership Health and Wellness Studying Skills Developing Your Potential Strength...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Meet Patricia, a Year 1 Kisa Scholar at Mwika Secondary School. Patricia says the secrets to her daily routine are respect, discipline and being proactive, all of which are self-awareness skills she obtained from Kisa.   “My daily routine seems majestic as a Kisa Scholar.  I...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Now in its 8th year, the Kisa Project has developed an excellent reputation!  The impact of the Kisa Project and the improvement in the lives of our Scholars has been recognized by most of the schools in the Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions of Tanzania where...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • A few Binti Shupavu Scholars were asked to volunteer to write down what a normal school day looks like. It was a very exciting assignment for Scholars who love to write. Many of the shared written daily routines are particularly interesting because they differ from...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Written by Mwajabu Msofe     Career Day is the highlight of AfricAid’s Tanzanian calendar. It is the annual chance for all of our Kisa Scholars to come together, celebrate, share stories, partake in career counseling, and be inspired by others.     The girls’...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • By: Mwajabu Msofe   Anna Majura is a Year Two Kisa Scholar from Langasani Secondary School. She is taking History, Geography, and Kiswahili and wishes to become a lawyer in the future. Her father has three wives; she’s the sixth out of nine children and...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • By Mary Maika   2017 Kisa Scholars recruitment in Kilimanjaro was astonishing and a very busy time for the Kisa Mentors in the Kilimanjaro Office. It was a happy moment for the year two Kisa Scholars, since they got a chance to increase their Kisa family....

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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Mentors Training

  • Every effort needs motivation; it was the 4th of September 2017 when the AfricAid team and Opportunity Education members met with excitement for our annual Mentors training. The day began with staff eagerly sharing their expectations for the training.   Ezra Yoyo, a professional trainer,...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • It has been nine months now since Binti Shupavu commenced and we wondered:   Have Binti Shupavu Scholars noticed any changes in themselves? Have they been able to apply what they’re learning? What and how?   There are 20 Binti Shupavu Classes comprised of Year...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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Welcome (Back) Ellie!

  • AfricAid is so pleased that Eliakunda Kaaya has come on board in the Arusha, Tanzania office as a Kisa Mentor.  It’s almost like she has never left AfricAid… she was one of the first Kisa Scholars, maintained a close relationship with her Mentors, had a...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  •   At the beginning of July, AfricAid started the process of recruiting several new Kisa Mentors from among the Kisa Alumnae who are recent university graduates. The employment opportunity was announced in the Kisa Alumnae Network Facebook group and twelve Kisa Alumnae applied. At the...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • As Kisa Scholars near completion of AfricAid’s two year program, their eyes and minds are open to the possibilities around them.  The hands-on experience of the 2 Day Challenge whets their appetite for creating sustainable solutions to problems in their communities.  For some graduates of...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • AfricAid is delighted to honor Dee and Gene Milstein, founders of Applewood Seed Company, at this year’s Art & Soul.  They will be recognized at our annual fundraising gala for their unwavering commitment to empowering Tanzanian girls to reach their full potential.   Applewood Seed...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • As you learn about Tanzania’s educational system, it is important to keep a perspective using some general country statistics.  School attendance for primary school exceeds 80% and is similar for both genders.  Girls, particularly those in rural areas, start to drop out or leave school...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • That means Good bye and Thank you!   AfricAid has been incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Ngaire McCubben, an international and community development professional on board in Tanzania for the last three years, thanks to the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Hajra Hamisi Kidua is a Kisa graduate who has just finished her two years of upper level high school. She is 20 years old and she went to Weruweru Girls High School in Kilimanjaro Region, where she was studying History, Kiswahili and English Language.  ...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • A key figure in the successful implementation of Binti Shupavu is the school liaison. These are female teachers who volunteer to act as a key point of contact between AfricAid and the school administrations. They also attend events, make sure rooms are available and ready,...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • She is lucky because she had the opportunity to get an education.  School opened her mind and made her who she is today.   Meet Asimwe Suedi, one of AfricAid’s Binti Shupavu Project Managers.  Now 28 years of age, Asimwe grew up in a single...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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A Dream Fulfilled!

  • How does a Tanzanian girl who grew up in a rural village end up in a Master’s Program in Bioengineering in the US?  This is the story of Josephine Richard Masandika, who is the embodiment of dedication to a dream.   We’d like to introduce...

AfricAid, Inc.
AfricAid, Inc.
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  • Salma Mohamed, a Kisa Scholar from Weruweru Secondary School, is determined to become a doctor someday. As a result, she is pursuing science subjects: physics, chemistry and biology.   Her father is married to two wives, and Salma is the seventh child to her father...

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