Category Archives: Africa


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

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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

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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


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


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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