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.
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

Apr 19, 2013

Spring Update!

Dear AfricAid supporters,

We wanted to take a moment to share about one of our recently completely computer labs. AfricAid is pleased to announce that Orkeeswa Secondary school in Monduli (a small town outside Arusha) is now equipped with a fully- functioning computer lab. Orkeeswa is an isolated school up in a hilly region and hard to get to in the rainy season -- they even have elephants walk through the school area now and then. Can you imagine! 

While it is a beautiful location, such a remote location has created many challenges for the school. An on-site computer lab is a huge deal and now 250 students have access to computer technology and are beginning to build critical skills that will equip them for a brighter future! 

 

Asante sana for your support!

Elizabeth

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