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Author: Alecia McClure

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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04 Jul Nelson Mandela Inspires Kisa Girls!

by Devotha Mlay, Project Manager   Kisa Scholars learn about leadership, in part, though stories of great leaders around the world. One of the leaders they learn about is the great Nelson Mandela. We use his leadership principles in our Kisa Curriculum, including:   Courage…

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06 Jun 100 Holes of Golf

While this is not serious golf, we promise it is some serious fun!  And, we do it for a serious reason: We are raising funds to make the Kisa Project leadership experience possible for more young Tanzanian women.   Our very ambitious goal is to…

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03 Jun Kisa Alumnae Come Together Over Lunch

by Nice Kahembe   Kisa Alumnae Network lunches are networking and catch-up events conducted by AfricAid specifically for Kisa Alumnae. One of the objectives is to get feedback from Alumnae concerning   their university life, the challenges they may be facing, and how Kisa has helped…

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31 May An Enduring Friendship: Prisca’s Story

by Ashley Carter and Alecia McClure   Prisca can really be thought of as the spark that helped form AfricAid’s vision and goals.  What would become of this bright, motivated girl from rural Tanzania?  Without continued education, Prisca’s future opportunities were unclear.  But as the…

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