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  • Filling the Gap: The Importance of Binti Shupavu Liaisons
    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,...
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  • Asimwe: Creating a Better Generation for Today and Tomorrow
    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...
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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...
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  • A Kisa Scholar Story: I am the Role Model Now
    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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  • Engaging Parents as Advocates for Girls’ Education
    One of the key ingredients that helps girls to stay in and finish school is parental support. A number of academics have noted how important parental advocacy and encouragement is, and this is something that was confirmed by our own research findings. A girl who...
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  • Benefits of Binti Shupavu… in their own Words
    In the last post about Binti Shupavu, we met one of the Mentors, Violeth, and heard her thoughts on the program. Four months into the Binti Shupavu Life Skills and Personal Leadership Course, it seems a good time to ask girls themselves about their views....
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  • Your Only Limit is You – A Kisa Alumna’s Story
    by Mwajabu Msofe, Kisa Mentor   This is the story of Martha Lazaro Msacky, a 23 year old Kisa Alumna.  She is the second born in her family, but the first to reach a higher level of education. Martha is now in her second year...
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  • Kisa Alumnae become Ambassadors for AfricAid
    by Devotha Mlay   Twice yearly, AfricAid hosts lunches where Kisa Alumnae from different universities and working places get together to discuss what they are doing now and their future plans. These lunches are also a good platform for AfricAid to explain what is happening...
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  • We rise by helping others
    by Hadija Hassan   The young women who graduate from AfricAid’s Kisa Project have a tremendous track record of being accepted to universities.  Over 95% go on to advanced study, which is remarkable in a country where less than 5% of women attain this level...
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  • Kisa – Total Inspiration!
    by Subira Manyama   “Kisa – Total Inspiration” are the words of Margareth Daniel Muro, a second year Kisa Scholar from Kibosho Girls Secondary School.   This is the powerful way she describes the program and her transformative experience.   Previously, Margareth didn’t know the importance...
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  • Meet Binti Shupavu Mentor Violeth
    By Ngaire McCubben, Program Development Coordinator   We at AfricAid believe that all of our Kisa Scholars and graduates are amazing, but every now and then, one stands out from the crowd. Violeth Shayo is one of those Scholars. Dedicated, hardworking, passionate about girls’ education,...
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  • Symposium for Good Health
    by Esther Piniel   AfricAid’s Health Symposium is a day-long Kisa Project event which aims to provide knowledge about health issues to Kisa Scholars. It is optional and very popular among the young female students.   On February 18, 2017, 170 Kisa Scholars from 8...
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  • Kisa Mentors Celebrate International Women’s Day
    by Devotha Mlay   The aim of the Kisa Project aligns well with the themes for International Women’s Day 2017. These themes are “Be Bold for Change” and “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030,” which was the United Nations slogan....
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  • Binti Shupavu in Action
    Last month we introduced you to our new program, Binti Shupavu, which was designed for younger, more vulnerable, more rural girls. Binti Shupavu helps girls to stay in and complete secondary school, before going on to further education, vocational training, or employment opportunities. In 2017,...
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  • The Man on the Team!
    by Chausiku Mkuya, Kisa Mentor   Many people ask him what it is like is to be the only male in a female dominated working environment. To our ‘man on the team’ it’s nothing unusual as he has been the only man at AfricAid since...
  • Kisa Liaisons’ Meeting in Kilimanjaro
    by Aikande Robert Nkya   Kisa Liaisons are the teachers from the respective Kisa Partner Schools, who work as intermediaries between AfricAid, Kisa Scholars, and school administrations. They pass information from the school to the Kisa Mentors, and the Mentors communicate with the Liaison about...
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  • Kisa Aumnae Mentor Skills Training
    by Eligrania Lema, Binti Shupavu Project Manager   Last November, AfricAid was proud to hold our first alumnae training program, which was held in conjunction with our new Binti Shupavu Project.  The purpose of this annual training is to rejuvenate the young graduates of the...
  • Helping Girls Stay in School
    by Ngaire McCubben, Program Development Coordinator   Girls in Tanzania drop out of school at an alarming rate. Hundreds of thousands are forced out every year by factors such as poverty, pregnancy, lack of parental support, peer pressure and failing to do well on exams....
  • Getting to Know Lizzy!
    AfricAid welcomes our new Development Director, Lizzy Beach.  Lizzy is already hard at work planning and executing fundraising activities to support AfricAid’s growth in 2017 and beyond.  She is excited to build relationships with AfricAid’s loyal supporters and attract new donors to become part of...
  • Tell me your story and I will share my dream. Career Day 2016
    by Chausiku Mkuya, Kisa Mentor   Career Day was established in 2011 for two reasons:  it is important for Kisa Scholars to be inspired by other successful women from Tanzania and it is useful for the students to learn from people who are in the...
  • Meet a Kisa Liaison – Magdalena Mswata
    by Devotha Mlay   The Kisa Project is AfricAid’s girls’ empowerment project, which provides female, A-level students with life skills, entrepreneurial and leadership training once a week after school for two years.   The Kisa Liaison is a female teacher in a Kisa Partner School...
  • Getting to Know Jana!
    AfricAid’s entire staff and Board were thrilled when Jana Hardy Kinsey accepted the position of Executive Director in September.  During her nearly four years with the organization as Country Director, Jana oversaw the expansion of the Kisa Project from 179 Scholars at 8 Partner Schools...
  • Mentoring the Mentors!
    by Eligrania Lema, Binti Shupavu Project Manager   It is not only Kisa Scholars who are mentored!  AfricAid Mentor training occurs once a year.  This fall, from September 12-16, exciting new trainers from various backgrounds brought a diversity of knowledge to a group of 17...
  • Meet our new Kisa Mentors!
    by Devotha Mlay, Kisa Project Manager, Kilimanjaro Region   When entering the AfricAid office in Kilimanjaro in 2014, you would have been welcomed by the sound of the door, and the sight of one desk, a chair, a cabinet and a yellow curtain, which was...
  • We Share, Grow and Lead: Year 1 Recruitment 2016
    by Chausiku Mkuya,  Kisa Mentor   “Not everyone gets an opportunity to be in the Kisa Project and those who get that opportunity will find that it changes their lives completely”.  That was the message shared by the Year Two Scholars (Form Six) when they were...

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