Meet Eli! She’s one of the two new Kisa Scholars now sponsored in the AfricAid program in Tanzania. The $4,000+ raised from sales of the She’s the First Flip cam collection funded her education, making all of YOU her sponsors.

Eli wrote to us this week, letting us that she’s now the head girl and expressing what it means to her to have your support and encouragement. We’re so inspired and moved by her words, and we know you will be, too:

thanks a lot ladies !!!!

i am doing well in school and i am very busy preparing my self for the terminals exams next week !!!
i have good news 4 kisa members and you sponsors!!!most of us have chosen to be leaders here at school!!! we had election last week and i am THE HEAD GIRL!! Now i can make what i learn in kisa IN ACTION!!! Lovely!!!
at SCHOOL I am doing HISTORY ,LANGUAGE ,PHILOSOPHY & SWAHILI!!!! SO HOPEFULLY I WILL BE JOURNALIST !! I HOPE TO READ YOUR MAGAZINES!!!!!!!
AM HAPPY BECAUSE NOW I CAN STAND AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT IS WRITE AND WHAT IS WRONG IN LIFE!!I LEARN TO FORGIVE AND FORGET!! THERE IS WHERE YOU CAN MOVE ON!!!IN KISA WE LEARN ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER AND MAHATMA GANDHI !!THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN LOVE! TEY SAY ,”LOVE YOUR ENEMY
!’”WHEN YOU LOVE AND FORGET & FORGIVE THEN YOUR LIFE BE PROGRESS!!!
IT IS GOOD WHEN YOU HAVE COURAGE!!!WHEN YOU HAVE SUPPORTERS!!! U FEEL YOU ARE NO LONGER A LONE !!!AND THERE IS WHERE YOU FIGHT TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME REALITY !!WE SHOULD NOT LIVE OUR DREAMS BUT WE ARE THE ONE MAKES OUR DREAMS LIVE!!!
KISA IS THE BEST FAMILY !!THE FAMILY THAT UP GRADE!!!I AM HAPPY BEING IN KISA !!I HOPE TO HERE BACK FROM YOU SO SOON!!!

Here’s the digital story she put together to tell us about her life. She’s already a digital storyteller!

Eli wants to be a journalist and help women and children, just like so many on the She’s the First team. Comment on her video and letter below and we will ensure she gets all your warm messages of support. Check back for her response!