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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: All Things Being Equal

“The roles that men and women play in society are not biologically determined. They are socially determined, changing and changeable.”  –  United Nations There are scientists amongst us who will leave a legacy on the world. They will help complete the … Continue reading

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Rural Girls’ Education: Integrating Parents into the Equation

As part of its 15 year initiative for sustainable development, the UN included Gender Equality as number 5 on its list of sustainable development goals. Today, gender inequality continues to be a persistent issue around the globe. While women and … Continue reading

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Asante Africa contributes to Brookings Institution Panel on Innovation for Education

As one of the world’s leading think-tanks, The Brookings Institution has had a long history of conducting in-depth research that pave the way for ideas that have the potential to solve some of the thorniest problems in the world. “We … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How often do you think of others?  I spend the majority of my day thinking about myself.  I think about the things I need to get done at work, what I am eating for lunch, what I have to get … Continue reading

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Refreshed Brand | Revitalized Website

2017 is looking to be a landmark year for us at Asante Africa Foundation. With our 10th year anniversary celebrations on the horizon, starting the year strong is definitely the intention. If you’ve been on any of our social media … Continue reading

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Our Top Six Milestones of 2016

2016. What a year! While it’s a great time to look fondly at the memorable milestones that marked the last twelve months, we’ll never tire of going back to the highlights that reinforced who we truly are, and our commitment … Continue reading

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Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator’ 2016

We recently concluded the sixth year of our Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator program, at Bendel Memorial Secondary School in Moshi, Tanzania. About 85 students and 15 teachers attended the week long workshop along with 13 Asante Africa Foundation staff. Shirley … Continue reading

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Trip to Dodoma – LSTT Workshop

Zelote Loilang’akaki, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Asante Africa, Tanzania, attended a LSTT workshop in Dodoma, Tanzania. LSTT project aims to address the needs of students in Form I of secondary school who are making the transition from Kiswahili-medium primary … Continue reading

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How Scholarships Can Help Close the Gender-Gap in Africa

Loren, Business and Marketing Associate at Asante Africa, started a personal fundraiser to send Frank — a student in East Africa to school. It started off with the goal to send 1 student back to school, but with the support of friends … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday: Let’s Celebrate!

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill We are in the cacophony of the holiday season: the music, the traffic, the lights! The deadlines! The noise inside … Continue reading

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Thanks in Living, Giving, & Receiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy In 1620, the harvest of the early American colonists had failed. Starvation settled … Continue reading

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Empowering through Education:Day of the Girl Child!

Five years ago, the United Nations designated October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child as part of their campaign to highlight the discrimination that girls around the world face every day. I grew up in Zimbabwe in the … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child: Why Should We Care?

As a girl, it’s pretty obvious. I am instantly up in arms when made to imagine a life where the only viable option is securing a husband for support. Thankfully, that was never a problem I had to deal with … Continue reading

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Breaking News:Our Girls Program Recognized by UN-GEI

Asante Africa Foundation’s Wezesha Vijana Program – a special curriculum that boosts the girl child’s chances to succeed is highlighted as Best Practice in United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI).  The UNGEI Good Practice Fund supports organisations and local governments from across the globe … Continue reading

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