Category Archives: Updates on Girls We Sponsor

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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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STF Scholars In The Gambia Sing The Starfish Anthem

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For the last two weeks, the STF team has been visiting with Starfish International, our partner in The Gambia, West Africa. (Have you been following along on Instagram and Facebook?) When we landed, the girls greeted us in the same Continue reading

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AAH Uganda Girls Plan First Ever Mother-Daughter Day

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Every term at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda, several girls are elected as leaders for the “Bahana Circle”. This group gets to plan monthly events and activities for the school. This term, with the help of She’s the First Continue reading

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Tizita Stars in Difret, Winner of Sundance Film Festival Award

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Exciting news out of Selamta Family Project, our partner school in Ethiopia! Tizita, one of our grade 8 scholars, is the lead in Sundance Film Festival award-winning film Difret. (You might remember Tizita from when she visited the Ethiopian National Continue reading

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Irma Ruth, STF Scholar in Guatemala, Is Going to Law School!

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While we’re in the midst of award season here in the US, we have quite a few She’s the First Scholars deserving awards of their own for their incredible achievements. Our very own Irma Ruth, a student with Starfish One Continue reading

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Introducing New P1 Scholars in Uganda!

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Our students at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda had a lot to be proud of last school year. Aside from the success of She’s the First scholars there, the school itself had 100% of their students pass the PLE, Continue reading

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Preetha Becomes a Nationally Recognized Poet!

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I have some excellent news to share with you all! Our very own Preetha won the Times of India “New Voices in the New Age”  poetry contest! The Times of India is one of the largest newspapers in India, so this Continue reading

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STF Scholars in Uganda Share Lessons From the School Year

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School at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda closed on December 4th for break and just reopen ed on February 3rd. We are thrilled to announce that all of our scholars passed their end of the year exams and are Continue reading

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AAH Uganda Students Excel in this Year’s Reading Challenge!

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It’s that time of year again! Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) has wrapped up their annual Reading Challenge in Uganda. You might remember reading about this program last year. This year’s challenge launched on August 15th with the purpose of Continue reading

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