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.
Dec 23, 2010

Teaching in Action Program Recognized by OSI!

Dear AfricAid Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of Teaching in Action, which gives teachers across Tanzania the opportunity to gather for a one-week workshop to learn how to use student-centered, participatory teaching methods in their classrooms. Your support is truly changing the landscape of opportuntiy for students across Tanzania, because for the first time, these students have access to a high-quality education in their classrooms. As a result, they will be better situtated for future educational and professional success.

In the fall of 2010, the Open Society Institute (http://www.soros.org/) recognized and supported the Teaching in Action teacher training program with a grant. The Open Society Institute works to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people and to promote human rights, justice, and accountability, and is well-known around the world. The grant is a significant and exciting indication of the current efficacy and future promise of the Teaching in Action program.

Thank you so much for supporting high-quality education in Tanzanian classrooms. Your support goes so far in making a difference for thousands of students!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

Nov 30, 2010

School Year Comes to Close at Losinoni

Dear AfricAid supporters,

I am writing, once again, to extend heartfelt thanks for your support of the school lunch program at Losinoni Primary School. As I mentioned in my previous report, your ongoing support of the program is truly changing lives at the school: because of the school lunch program, attendance has increased by 30%, and graduation rates have, in turn, increased from 20% to 90%. All of this has been made possible by our supporters like you, at a cost of a mere $25 a day for 750 students!

As the school year comes to a close in Tanzania, the AfricAid Team hopes that you know just how much you have helped to change lives in the small Maasai village of Losinoni. I'd like to share the story of one particular student at Losinoni. His name is Mirishi Ngaya, and he walks miles to and from school each day. Even though he has many chores to do around his home, his parents are happy for him to attend school every day, because they know that he is receiving a high-quality education, and is also eating a nutritious meal there every afternoon. Mirishi is proud of his success at Losinoni Primary School, and he hopes to continue his education at secondary school next year. To view a video of Mirishi's daily walk to school in Losinoni village, please visit 8billionlives: http://www.8billionlives.com/mirishi-ngaya/.

Thank you so much for your support, and happy holidays from the AfricAid team and from the students at Losinoni!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

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Nov 30, 2010

Tanzanian Students Extend Heartfelt "Thank You!"

Dear AfricAid supporters,

Thank you, once again, for your incredible support of students in Tanzania. By providing textbooks in Tanzanian schools, you are making high-quality educational opportunities available where they previously were not possible!

It is the end of the school year in Tanzania, and students are taking stock of what they have learned this year, and are hoping that they will be able to continue their education at the start of the school year in January. By providing textbooks, you have helped to ensure that they have maximized their opportunities for learning this year, and are likely to pass the national exams that will determine their educational futures.  Thank you for making these vital opportunities possible.

From everyone at AfricAid, and on behalf of the students we support in Tanzania, we would like to extend a heartfelt "ASANTE!" (thank you!) to you during this holiday season. We look forward to continuing to provide learning opportunities to Tanzanian students as they start their new school year in 2011!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

Executive Director, AfricAid

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