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.
Feb 22, 2011

Fighting Malnutrition in Tanzanian Schools

Dear friends,

I am writing to thank you again for your support of the School Lunch Program at Losinoni Primary School in northern Tanzania.

With your support, we have been able to provide six weeks’ worth of lunches for students at the school, allowing them to better focus while in the classroom, and dramatically boosting attendance.

A recent article in the Arusha Times in Tanzania blamed poor scores on national examinations on poor nutrition in schools. The article pin-pointed the region where Losinoni is located as a region in great need of school lunch programs. You can read the article here: http://allafrica.com/stories/201102071021.html. (Take a look at the end of the article for the mention of poor nutrition.) Thank you for providing a bright spot in an under-nourished part of Tanzania! Your support is truly making a difference in the lives and educational futures of the students at Losinoni!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

Feb 22, 2011

Partner School Grateful for Textbooks!

Dear friends,

I am writing to thank you for all that you have done to provide vital learning materials to students in Tanzania. As a result of your generosity, AfricAid has been able to provide hundreds of textbooks in Tanzanian classrooms.  

Most recently, AfricAid distributed textbooks at the Upendo English Medium Primary School, a school in Tanzania that is working to provide a strong foundation for English learning at a young age. Because the national examinations in Tanzania are in English, those students who have a solid grasp of English usually perform the best on the exams. This young, innovative school was therefore very grateful for the textbooks that were recently provided at the school, because they will go a long way in helping the students to learn critical English skills.

Thank you again for your support! The entire AfricAid and Upendo communities could not be more grateful.

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

Feb 22, 2011

AfricAid Adds Three New Computer Labs!

Dear friends,

I am writing to you with exciting news! With your help, we have been able to move forward with three new computer labs in Tanzania at three schools: Edmund Rice Secondary School, Muungano Secondary School, and Enaboishu Secondary School.

These three schools could not be more excited that their students will now have the opportunity to learn vital computer skills. The Tanzanian government recently made a move to require all students applying to college to submit their applications online. This makes basic computer and Internet skills even more important for students in Tanzania, who rarely have access to opportunities to learn.

I look forward to providing an update to you once these three new labs have been completed in the coming weeks!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

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