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STF Scholar Opens A Hair Salon in Ethiopia!

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We are in awe of a recent story that came from our partner Selamta Family Project in Ethiopia. A couple of the girls there, including She’s the First scholar Nardos Y. (on the left in the above photo), took a Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Elizabeth’s Day at the Dorm

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Elizabeth, known to her friends as Eli, shows us what a day is like for an STF Scholar at the Sacred Valley Project in Peru. All photos by Kate Lord. Click here to see a photo essay of a day Continue reading

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STF Scholars in Peru and Guatemala Connect en Español

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One of the most exciting things about the growth of She’s the First is watching our partners and scholars develop our network, whether through skill sharing among the directors or letters among the scholars themselves. While in Peru this week, Continue reading

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Our Partner in Peru is Building a Bakery

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If you were to visit the Sacred Valley Project in Peru this month, you’d be greeted with a field of adobe bricks baking in the sun. They’re awaiting their fate as the future building of SVP’s newest project: a bakery. Continue reading

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Visiting Our Partners in Peru, Where a Dormitory Makes Education Possible

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When your family lives in the highlands of Peru, getting to school can be quite a challenge — especially when the only secondary schools are accessible by walking for hours on end. That’s why the Sacred Valley Project (SVP), our partner in Ollantaytambo, Peru, Continue reading

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Watch STF Scholars Run the World in Uganda!

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Throughout this past spring, while our Run the World campaign was in full swing, students from Arlington Academy of Hope took part in local and regional races of their own. We are proud to say that several She’s the First Continue reading

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STF Scholars in Ethiopia are Star Volunteers

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We continue to be amazed at the compassion that the girls we sponsor show. Many of the updates we receive from our partner schools are about ways they find to give back to their communities. Selamta Family Project is no Continue reading

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STF Scholars in Uganda Teach a Self-Esteem Workshop to Their Peers

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At Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda, the Bahana Circle recently held another great program. The Bahana Circle, the girls mentoring group which also planned the mother-daughter day last month, was inspired by a workshop that the She’s the First Continue reading

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Food in The Gambia — And How to Make Tumeric Chicken

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One of the most fascinating (and delicious) parts of visiting with our partners around the world is learning first-hand what our scholars eat. As STF’s Director of International Operations, I’d be amiss if I didn’t thoroughly study all the culinary Continue reading

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Yeshwini, STF Scholar in India, Goes to Japan!

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Two years ago I wrote about Yeshwini applying to go to Japan to attend ISAK (International School of Asia, Karuizawa) a summer school program in Japan that emphasizes diversity, creativity and leadership. Fortunately, she was able to attend this past Continue reading

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