AfricAid, Inc.

AfricAid is a nonprofit organization that supports girls' education in Africa in order to provide young women with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities.
Jun 10, 2013

Summer Update

Happy summer to all our of supporters, 

In 2009 the percentage of girls that progressed from primary to secondary school in Tanzania was only 37% (The World Bank). 

There are many factors that prevent or greatly hinder girls from advancing in their education. Cultural attitudes and traditions surrounding gender along with financial expenses are two significant obstacles that girls in Tanzania face in their pursuit of education. 

With your support and financial contributions, we can change the landscape of education in Tanzania. We can provide solutions to some of these obstacles and create opportunties for these girls to attend school, and continue attending school. 

We are so appreciative of your generosity and hope that you will continue to partner with us in opening doors to education for girls who desperately want and need education to transform their futures. 

May 1, 2013

New school year begins for Kisa Scholars

Hello AfricAid supporters!

While many of you are getting ready for the end of the school year and summer break to begin, our Kisa scholars have just finished their break and have returned to school for another year. Many of our scholars returned to their home communities during break to spend time with their families. Now refreshed, these students are ready to return to classes and begin their final year of secondary school and of the Kisa project! 

We are excited to watch our scholars finish out their last year of secondary school and begin to set their sights on what's next. With a diploma in hand, there are so many opportunities for these bright and hard-working young women. Who will strive to become an accountant, a nurse, a lawyer, a teacher?? 

While we don't know what each young woman's path holds, we do know that they will each continue to be leaders and change-makers where ever they go!

Thank you for your support of the Kisa Project and for creating opportunities for brighter futures for young women in Tanzania. 

Best,

Elizabeth Abshire

Executive Director, AfricAid 

Apr 19, 2013

Summer Reading for All!

Dear AfricAid supporters,

It is now summer vacation and time for us to enjoy digging into that ever-growing "must read" list of books or devour that "beach read" we've been waiting all winter. Whether reaching for that book on the coffee table or pulling out a kindle, a myriad of stories are just at the tips of our fingers. But for many of our students in Tanzania even coming face to face with a textbook is a rare luxury. What a gift a book is to a hungry mind, eager to learn.

We at AfricAid, passionately believe that education is the only way to truly uplift individuals and communities from poverty. Your gift of a textbook is so much more than just providing books to a classroom, your donations gives the incomparable gift of knowledge. Through your support of this project, you are helping to provide the tools our students need to grow, learn and become agents of change. 

Thank you for your support as we move closer to our goal of providing textbooks to 10 full classrooms in Tanzania.

Asante sana,

Elizabeth

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