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Author: Alecia McClure

20 Jan Getting to Know Lizzy!

AfricAid welcomes our new Development Director, Lizzy Beach.  Lizzy is already hard at work planning and executing fundraising activities to support AfricAid’s growth in 2017 and beyond.  She is excited to build relationships with AfricAid’s loyal supporters and attract new donors to become part of…

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19 Jan Recruiting New “Daring Spirits”

by Nice Kahembe, Kisa Mentor   Recruitment day is an exciting day for the Kisa Mentors, Year Two Kisa Scholars and new incoming Scholars alike. That’s because it’s our first introduction.  Everyone gets to meet the prospective Scholars, who are happy and eager to be…

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16 Jan Kisa Classes Back in Session!

by Hadija Hassan, Kisa Project Manager   After the long Christmas Holiday and New Year celebrations, all Kisa Partner Schools re-opened in the second week of January 2017 and Kisa Mentors were back at the AfricAid offices preparing for their Kisa Classes.   In their…

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11 Nov Meet a Kisa Liaison – Magdalena Mswata

by Devotha Mlay, Kisa Project Manager   The Kisa Project is AfricAid’s girls’ empowerment project, which provides female, A-level students with life skills, entrepreneurial and leadership training once a week after school for two years.   The Kisa Liaison is a female teacher in a…

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01 Nov Getting to Know Jana!

AfricAid’s entire staff and Board were thrilled when Jana Hardy Kinsey accepted the position of Executive Director in September.  During her nearly four years with the organization as Country Director, Jana oversaw the expansion of the Kisa Project from 179 Scholars at 8 Partner Schools…

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20 Oct Mentoring the Mentors!

by Eligrania Lema, Binti Shupavu Project Manager   It is not only Kisa Scholars who are mentored!  AfricAid Mentor training occurs once a year.  This fall, from September 12-16, exciting new trainers from various backgrounds brought a diversity of knowledge to a group of 17…

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06 Oct Meet our new Kisa Mentors!

by Devotha Mlay, Kisa Project Manager, Kilimanjaro Region   When entering the AfricAid office in Kilimanjaro in 2014, you would have been welcomed by the sound of the door, and the sight of one desk, a chair, a cabinet and a yellow curtain, which was…

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