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.
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

Nov 29, 2010

Computer Lab installed at Upendo Primary School!

Upendo Students learning how to use computers
Upendo Students learning how to use computers

Dear AfricAid Supporters,

Thank you very much for your support of computer labs for students in Tanzania through Global Giving (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/africaidcomputers/). The opportunity to learn basic computer and Internet skills can be a life-changing one for students in Africa -- an opportunity that opens doors to a whole new world of information and possibilities, and which positions students to have a fighting chance for employment in these difficult economic times.

This past Fall, AfricAid installed a low-cost computer lab at Upendo English Medium Primary School, which uses NComputing (www.ncomputing) technology to reduce costs, maintenance and energy usage in the lab. The students at the school logged on to the computers for the first time in October, learning how to type and create documents. (See attached photo.) They are fully enjoying the lab and are grateful for the opportunity to develop vital computer skills.

From everyone at AfricAid and Upendo English Medium Primary School in Usa River, Tanzania, we extend a heartfelt "ASANTE" (thank you!) for all that you are doing to create educational opportunities for Tanzanian students!

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler

Executive Director, AfricAid

Sep 27, 2010

A New School Year Begins in Tanzania!

Dear AfricAid supporters,

Thank you so much for your support of teacher training scholarships for Tanzanian girls! We are so grateful for the opportunities that you are making possible in their lives.

This past August, students in Tanzania reported back to their colleges for the beginning of a new school year. Because of your support, they were able to begin their college education, or in some cases, start their second and final year. The opportunity to go to school is fundamentally changing their lives forever -- but more importantly, will have a ripple effect for many generations to come.

In June, I wrote to you about Theresia, a young woman who is studying to become the first female teacher in her village. I would like to invite you to watch a 7-minute video about Theresia's story, and the way that she has changed my life, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4mNQWcU8G4&feature=player_embedded. Thank you for being a part of making Theresia's education possible!

With much appreciation, Ashley

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