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STF Scholars in Uganda Travel for School Field Trips!

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She’s the First partner Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda recently had some fun adventures for its students. Each grade got to attend different tours for an exciting field trip. Their day away from the classroom was filled with enjoyable Continue reading

Tizita Hagere, a young STF scholar from Ethiopia, stars in "Difret." The film, which was produced by Angelina Jolie, will be released worldwide in 2015.

Tizita Hits Hollywood to Promote “Difret,” Sundance Film Festival Winner

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Tizita, a She’s the First scholar in Ethiopia, hit the red carpet in Los Angeles last month! Tizita or “Tizzy” as she’s known at home, will star in an upcoming film called “Difret”, which was recently nominated for an Oscar and Continue reading

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Happy New Year! STF Scholars in South Sudan Resume School after Year of Conflict

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When it comes to South Sudan, there’s much to celebrate this New Year — our students are returning to class! If you have been following the news and our past blog posts, you know last year, deadly conflict displaced more Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary to STF Partner Arlington Academy of Hope!

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Our partner Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) in Uganda recently celebrated their 10th anniversary! In true AAH style, they held week-long celebrations that also benefited the students and community under the theme “10 years of transformation, inspiring a future of Continue reading

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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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