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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


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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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


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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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


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


Our Secondary Scholars Visit AAH Uganda to Share School Stories!

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While many of our readers are just returning to school, the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) girls are on break. However, just like last year, they are using the days off to do community service, and secondary school scholars are spending their Continue reading


Uganda Scholars Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Competitions!

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Do you remember how fun it was to be involved in activities during grade school? Whether it was band, choir, sports or writing competitions, there’s nothing like working hard toward something you love. Competing with some of your best friends Continue reading

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