Category Archives: AfricAid’s Kisa Project

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


Scholars in Tanzania Learn About Socially Responsible Leadership

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My name is Becca, and I’ll be writing updates for you on our She’s the First partner in Tanzania. Here is just a little about me: I graduated with a nursing degree in April, and I will be starting graduate Continue reading


Updates from Eli and Glory in Tanzania

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In October, Val Martin of The Uplifting Project (and a great friend of STF!) traveled to Tanzania, and stopped in to say hello to some of the girls we sponsor there. She met with Eli and Glory, two girls in Continue reading

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Kisa Scholars Publish Book at End of Their School Year

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Have you ever wanted to write a children’s book? It is certainly one of my dreams but I am grateful that our Kisa Scholars have had the chance to make a dream like this come true. I always know that Continue reading


Girls’ Education in Tanzania: A Must-Have

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A recent article printed in the Guardian tackled the issue of a growing population in Tanzania and how educating girls and women can help reduce pregnancies in the regions. Tanzania, the 172nd poorest nation in the world, is the home Continue reading

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What Can a Cupcake Do? Let Us Tell You!

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This week, the famous She’s the First cupcakes will be tasted ‘round the nation. As many of us, myself included (!) prepared for a week of colorful cupcakes, maybe you found yourself being asked by your peers, “Why cupcakes? Why Continue reading

NYC Photobook for Kisa

A Surprise for the Kisa Girls from STF in NYC!

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Next week, Val Martin is headed to Tanzania to visit the Kisa Project, and she’s going to be bringing them a special surprise from She’s the First! Check out the cool photo album we made for them of all our Continue reading

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Kisa Project Strengthens Its Classroom Leaders

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If you are clicking through the pages of She’s the First, then chances are you have something in common with us. We keep girls’ education at the forefront of the work that we do as researchers and team players, but Continue reading

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Introducing Elizabeth Abshire: AfricAids’s New Executive Director

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[ Editor’s Note: Today I am wicked excited to introduce you to the newest member of the STF extended family: Elizabeth Abshire. Elizabeth is the new Executive Director of AfricAid, one of our partners in Tanzania, and will be taking Continue reading

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