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Author: Alecia McClure

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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27 May We Galloped for Girls!

by Tracy Curran and Alecia McClure   Over a thousand people gathered on a bright, sunny morning in Denver, Colorado on May 21st to run in honor of empowering adolescent girls everywhere.  The majority of participants were young girls, so picture this sweet and inspiring…

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23 May Kisa Moment: Caring for the Sick

by Esther Piniel, Project Manager   Knowing that they are an important part of the community, Kisa Alumnae who are undertaking tertiary study in Dar es Salaam recently decided to show their love and care for the sick. They visited Mwananyamala Hospital where they spent…

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22 Apr The Surprise Visitors

by Eligrania Lema   My typical Kisa class begins at 3:30 pm when I arrive at the school with my flip charts for the day in hand. As a Kisa Mentor, every step I take toward the class is one of anticipation.   But this…

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