Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews 43
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, International
Location: 25958 Genesee Trail Rd Pmb-234 Golden CO 80401 USA
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"Asante sana" for the great work that AfricAid does for girls in Tanzania!
AfricAid creates a pathway out of poverty through education and leadership mentoring for girls in Tanzania, Africa.
I recently found out that 100% of the girls in AfricAid's "Kisa" leadership mentoring project, graduate from high school. This is significant in a country where less than 5% of girls complete high school.
The two-and-a-half year Kisa program includes weekly mentoring sessions led by strong, young, educated Tanzanian women. These mentors are unique role-models for girls who are the first in their families to attend high school.
When Kisa scholars finish high school, they participate in a six-month leadership immersion in their local communities and teach what they have learned to younger girls, becoming role-models them-selves and encouraging a new cycle of education. One Kisa scholar taught 300 younger girls, thus expanding Kisa's impact exponentially.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way for them to expand the Kisa mentoring project to more high schools in Tanzania and Africa.
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