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AFRICAID INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, International, Promotion of International Understanding, Youth Development

Mission: AfricAid works to improve the standing of women in society through robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve academic and health outcomes, and promote socially-responsible leadership skills. In close partnership with our sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), we support mentorship opportunities that help secondary school girls in Tanzania complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.

Target demographics: secondary school girls, in close partnership with our sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative, formerly AfricAid Tanzania)

Geographic areas served: Tanzania

Programs: Kisa Project, a two-year leadership course that prepares girls in their last two years of secondary school to attend university and create positive social change in their communities. We also support GLAMI's Binti Shupavu program, a four-year life skills course for lower secondary school girls covering topics such as study skills, personal leadership, health, and self-confidence with the goal of increasing graduation rates for vulnerable girls.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Emma Saloranta W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

AfricAid is an excellent NGO that does incredibly important work in Tanzania to support girls' education, gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women. Their rigorous mentorship model has been evaluated and refined over the years to ensure maximum positive impact on the lives of the girls who participate in AfricAid and its sister agency GLAMI's programmes, but the impact also reaches far beyond the girls to their families, communities and countries. The staff of AfricAid are highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are extremely devoted to their work, and whose actions are driven by their deep and sincere wish to have a positive impact on the lives of the girls they serve. It is an honor to serve in this NGO's Executive Board.

Sandy D.3

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing non-profit was started by a young girl with a passion for education after a life-changing trip to Tanzania with her parents when she was in fifth-grade. I was her fifth-grade teacher that year! Watching her vision take shape over the next several years, beginning just with drives at school to collect school supplies for the poorly-equipped schools there, to the formation of a viable non-profit which has morphed and grown exponentially since its inception, has been incredibly satisfying to me. My husband and I, and our small family foundation, have supported AfricAid over the years, an amazing organization that has proved that one person, yes even one child, can change the world, or at least a part of it.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to AfricAid for over ten years. Their programs change the lives of girls in Tanzania and through them, change the people of Tanzania. It is so rewarding to watch these girls grow up and make an impact on their homes and communities and country.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have interacted with Africaid for more than ten years. I love their mission and the enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers working toward that mission. Their partnership with GLAM is a great way to extend their work to younger women who often need encouragement and assistance in both setting and achieving their goals. Yea to Africaid!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Africaid has brought forth smiles, longevity and acceptance of people in the society. The marauding pandemic has been removed it's teeth from leaving homes with agony by making it possible for people who would have failed to acquire services for their survival. The organisation of group its build on confidentiality and no harm to people which has given ⁰more recovery to more clients. I hope through mentoring, counselling and training will always make great impact three fold from where you are today. Continue serving the needy. I appreciate as development practitioner.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AfricAid is faithful to do what it says it does and is worthy of your support. It develops leaders amongst young women who are changing their communities their way. By mentoring and empowering over 11,000 students, AfricAid helps to raise up a powerful group of smart, aware, resilient, motivated, and on-the-way-up young women who are prepared to solve problems, start businesses, influence government, and employ others. I've been watching it for 20 years. It works!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our friends are deeply involved with Africaid and we have supported this worthy cause because we agree how crucial it is to mentor and provide hope and inspiration for girls the world over. The work that Africaid is doing in Tanzania is second to none and we applaud their continued efforts to give future generations the tools they need to be successful contributors to their communities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The AfricAid team is amazing and dedicated to their mission. This is truly an AWESOME place to work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been loosely involved with Africaid for the past 8 years. After spending time in Arusha, Tanzania, I have seen first hand how important their work is! Girls and young women need mentoring and special support to complete education and pursue meaningful careers, to escape poverty. I highly recommend AfricAid and hope more people will support their work.

1 way2walk

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has been involved with Africans since 2003. We have sponsored girls and supported the Kisa project. The organization has always been transparent about use of funds, and has had an incredible impact with their two signature programs, listening to and being led by women and girls in Tanzania.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has been involved with AfricAid for many years. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania as volunteers at a local school (with a different organization) in Arusha region in 2016. While there, we were welcomed for a visit at the AfricAid office, where we also met several graduates of the Kisa program. Every person we met at AfricAid was exceptional. The work they are doing is amazing! AfricAid is making a significant contribution to the education, health, and success of girls and women in Tanzania. These young women become leaders in their communities, and create broader success for all. Fabulous organization and programs!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Africaid since 2007. It has been a privilege to see the groundbreaking opportunities they have provided to girls. The impact of the Kisa program is so special. It continues to grow in numbers as the on going impact of the scholars on their communities and country is incalculable.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is so important to give young girl’s the attention and mentoring they need. It gives them the drive to become a better young adult in their communities and be able to contribute so much more to society. They need that confidence established at and early age. AfricAid has done so much to make that happen. Way to go, AfricAid!

Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is near and dear to my heart. I have followed their trajectory for several years and am a proud supporter of their work to educate and empower girls. Keep on growing, AfricAid!

Donor

Rating: 5

Really love the stories AfricAid shares about girls in their program and the wonderful projects they do in their schools and communities. It is so clear that mentoring makes a difference for girls, and I am happy to support AfricAid in their work!

Leah S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absolutely adore AfricAid! My parents and I have donated as well as purchased different products through the Art and Soul event. We love supporting AfricAid!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Any easy five stars. Their overhead is minuscule and their devotion is incredible. Their mission directly improves the lives of teenage girls who love school and are extremely devoted to their personal growth. This indirectly but very strongly improves the lives and conditions of their communities many times over.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic, authentic organization doing empowerment work on behalf of girls

Donor

Rating: 5

An excellent program which provides growth and educational programs which benefits not only girls but entire communities.

Donor

Rating: 5

AfricAid is one of the few nonprofits that I am always excited to hear from. Its work with the girls in Tanzania is inspiring and always progressive. What a delight to see their goals being achieved! The fund raising activities are also very fun and creative.
It is a pleasure to help out!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Growing from a small effort to send school supplies to a village school in Tanzania, Africaid has impacted thousands of girls and teachers. Through their KISA Project they have help develop a new generation of female leaders who are making substantial contributions to their families, their villages, and their country. Africaid is an organization that has a long history of tangible results, turning contributions in high impact programs. I am proud to support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Kisa alumnae year 2018. I really enjoyed and learnt alot when i was a Kisa student. Much thanks to my mentor madam Aikande and all other mentors. Love you all.Be blessed!!

Donor

Rating: 5

The future is female, and AfricAid specialized in supporting the next generation of female leaders to excel. I've been particularly impressed by their agility to respond to girls' needs in real time during the covid-19 pandemic.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen first-hand the amazing impact and staff AfricAid supports in Tanzania — this nonprofit is truly committed to serving girls, helping them become confident, educated leaders. I give because I know that my gift is directly impacting lives. Thank you AfricAid for putting my money into your mission!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have given to Africaid on more than one occasion. The mission is a good one. The staff are not only committed, they are friendly and thoughtful and keep in good communication with me as a donor. I enjoy the handwritten notes as well as the facebook posts and videos that let me see and feel more about the work being done and the positive impact on real lives .

Board Member

Rating: 5

AfricAid far exceeds expectations when it comes to delivering a measurable impact on Tanzanian girls' lives with a relatively modest non-profit budget.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

From the initial vetting process for and through the first year on Board of Directors, I have been notably impressed with organizations consummate professionalism, passion and commitment, research and knowledge driven programs, accountable and measurable results and consistent efficacy track record, collaborative and flexible partnership with in-country led and managed work, and most of all profoundly convinced that AfricAid will be a growing results-driven and proven girls soft skills-based mentoring/empowerment/community leadership program and model with multiple paths for scaleable, transferable, and adaptable for implementation by other entities or as integrated content and methodology with NGO or government and agency programs in girls' gender empowerment/equality programs that promote also a secondary positive influence on community attitudes.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Excellent, razor focused commitment to mission plus empowerment of local leadership! I know the benefit of my dollars goes to activities on the ground and has impact for generations to come!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Grateful for the incredible team that builds thoughtful strategies and programming to support the education of Tanzanian girls and lift up their voices!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Asante sana" for the great work that AfricAid does for girls in Tanzania!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.