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The Ultimate Girl Power Poem

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Would you be brave enough to stand in front of a camera lens and open your heart to the world by reading a poem you wrote? That’s exactly what 19-year-old She’s the First Scholar Deepa Bohara did last spring. She never imagined just how Continue reading


Maggie Doyne Named a CNN Hero

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[Editor’s Note: We’re so thrilled to announce that Maggie Doyne, founder of our Nepal partner Blink Now, has been recognized as a CNN Hero! You can vote for her every day to win the grand prize here. This post was Continue reading


Here Comes the Sun: Summer Brings Big Changes at Starfish International!

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It’s back-to-school season at Starfish International, and the Starfish mentors have been hard at work recruiting and screening a new batch of prospective students! Screening for admission into Starfish’s programs is rigorous: applicants are asked to participate in an essay Continue reading


AAH Uganda Continues World Read Aloud Day Tradition

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Last year, many of our scholars participated in World Read Aloud Day, an annual day created to promote the importance of literacy. We are thrilled to see that Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) in Uganda decided to take part in Continue reading

Joan S. and her mom pause for a photo during Mother-Daughter Day.

The Second Annual Mother-Daughter Day Takes Over AAH Uganda

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You might remember the very first Mother-Daughter Day event that took place at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda last year. The girls of the Bahana Circle were back at it again this year to put on a second annual Continue reading

Esther with year 2 Engutoto SS Scholars

Two Women Who Make Change in Tanzania Possible

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STF’s partner in Tanzania, AfricAid’s Kisa Project, provides leadership training to secondary school girls in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro Regions of Northern Tanzania. The program is made possible by eight full time staff that develop, implement, and evaluate the project, Continue reading

Margaret, AfricAid's University Scholarship Program Recipient

STF Partner AfricAid Promotes University Education for Students

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STF’s Tanzania partner AfricAid is committed to helping students reach all of their educational goals. This past October, twenty-six of their graduates started or returned to university to pursue studies in education, sociology, law, business administration, finance and accounting, as Continue reading


Updates on the First-Ever STF Alumni Program

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As an alumnus, have you ever thought about giving back to your high school? Maheshwari and Prathibha, both alumni of She’s the First partner school Shanti Bhavan in Bangalore, India, have found a great way to give back and inspire and Continue reading

Monica is joined by her parents during a Starfish mentoring session. Monica wants to pursue a teaching degree following her high school graduation.

Follow Six STF Scholars as They Begin High School in Guatemala!

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(Above photo: Monica is joined by her parents during a Starfish mentoring session. Monica wants to pursue a teaching degree following her high school graduation.) “Las Hormiguitas” (the ants), a mentorship group that includes six She’s The First scholars in Continue reading

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Scholars in Uganda Run to Celebrate Supporters & PLE Success

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Around the same time that our founder, Tammy Tibbetts, completed her first marathon, our partner Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) was making strides in running events of their own. AAH held a “Global Strides 5K Race” in Arlington, Virginia to Continue reading

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