Category Archives: Africa

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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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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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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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