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AfricAid | Tanzania

THE STORY:

AfricAid is a social impact organization that supports education in Africa in order to provide Tanzanian youth, especially girls, with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities.

In 2001, AfricAid was formed by US Citizen Ashley Shuyler when she was just 16 years old in response to the significant lack of educational opportunities available to Tanzanian girls that limited their future options and perpetuated a cycle of poverty. Today, AfricAid's mission is to support education in Africa in order to provide Tanzanian youth, especially girls, with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities. AfricAid has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of young Tanzanians.

YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS: 

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For every $10 you spend on AfricAid's products, $7 supports their programming for girls' education and skills training in Tanzania.

AfricAid provides access to educational and leadership opportunities. It does so through 3 programs:

-Reach: AfricAid provides primary school, secondary school, and university scholarships.

-Teach: AfricAid provides vocational and teacher training, improves access to computer technology, and funds school lunches for undernourished students.

-Empower: AfricAid equips young Tanzanian women to become agents of change through its Kisa Project, a powerful 2-year leadership development program for young women in their last two years of secondary education.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR WOMEN: 

Through AfricAid's programs, Tanzanian youth are given access to education and a voice in their own future and in the future of their communities; teachers are able to provide a higher level of education to students to help them achieve their potential in the classroom; and, young Tanzanian women are mentored and encouraged to become leaders in their communities. Additionally, through its school lunch program at Losinoni primary school,  AfricAid is able to provide a healthy meal for the children. AfricAid further empowers the Losinoni community by purchasing hand-crafted jewelry made by the Losinoni mothers who use this income to pay for household items and to contribute towards their child's education at Losinoni.

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