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Our intern tells her story…

We always look forward to sharing our stories from the fields of Kenya and Tanzania. Our intern Christine Tran shares her account of why she decided to join Asante Africa Foundation and her experience during the Global Strategy Meeting’2016. “With … Continue reading

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MANDELA DAY: 67 MINUTES FOR 67 YEARS

On July 18, 2016,  people will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day.  On this day people are encouraged to spend at least 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities.  The 67 minutes is symbolic of the 67 years the late … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey

While skills in the context of World Youth Skills Day usually refer to readying young adults for the workplace, which we are great believers of as evidenced by our LEI program, we can’t help but feel extra proud when we … Continue reading

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She made it against the odds!

One of the perks of having some of the US Team travel to Africa for a Global Strategy Meet is making our library of stories richer. To be able to share with the Asante Africa community worldwide stories about the … Continue reading

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Independence Day: Beyond Holidays and Long Weekends

Independence Day around the world usually involves grand ceremonial displays and epic celebrations – and rightfully so! Commemorating the birth of a nation is always an occasion of joy, and incidentally makes for the perfect opportunity to reflect upon our … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward: Making Waves for Africa!

Though Asante Africa Foundation’s LEI Program works in helping young adults carve their way in the professional world, it is just the first step towards achieving a bigger goal – the goal of impacting 1 Million lives by 2020. The … Continue reading

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Albert’s Story: Inspiring Fathers to be the Best They Can Be

All too often, we hear about people who give up on life with the excuse that they were dealt a bad hand. And sometimes, you’ll come across people who manage to get past the rough upbringing, they’ve had to learn … Continue reading

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Anne’s Story: Honoring Fathers Who Stand Up for Womankind

Even if the 21st century has seen a dramatic evolution of gender roles, the same hasn’t trickled down to some African cultures that remain heavily patriarchal to this day. The pressure can get intense for a father blessed with three girls … Continue reading

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World Against Child Labor Day: Grace’s Journey From Making Alcohol to Reaping Accolades

For many children stuck in child labor, dreams may seem farfetched and unrealistic. Grace, a young girl in Tanzania, used to wake up every morning to make and sell illicit alcohol with her grandmother – the only way that the … Continue reading

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2015 – The Numbers Are in!

After almost a decade of operations, this year we still managed to bring in new firsts. Adapting to tech innovations, becoming a more meaningful part of communities where we work, and getting organized to achieve our future goals has made it … Continue reading

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Double Down Your Investment for a Better Tomorrow

Flashback to 2010, a time when local business leaders and community chiefs in East Africa realized how education had to be more than just numbers and letters. To create a more impactful and 21st century relevant generation, we had to … Continue reading

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The Bright Future of Tanzania: Lucian Graduates to Second Lieutenant

Celebrating a Military Graduation this Memorial Day Lucian Salema now a Second Lieutenant There is much to celebrate this Memorial Day. Lucian, one of Asante Africa’s rising stars, recently graduated as a Second Lieutenant from the Monduli Military Academy. We are … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight – Kimberly Huynh

“I currently work, and have been working, for education non-profits. I compartmentalized my life into two parts: work and leisure. I loved being artistic and crafty but was rarely given the opportunity to put those skill-sets into my day-to-day. When … Continue reading

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Girls’ Advancement Program: Wezesha Vijana

By: Erna Grasz, CEO Asante Africa Foundation It takes a Global Village to raise a child – Observations from the field With International Women’s day  just around the corner (March 8th) I pause to think about how strong and resilient women … Continue reading

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Empowering girls through community involvement – My observations of Asante Africa Foundation’s Wezesha Vijana – Girls Advancement Program

By: Carolyne Sunte My experience working with young adolescent girls has been great! In last four years I have witnessed a dramatic change. Previously alarmed by body changes and cultural practices, young girls would often drop out of school. Since … Continue reading

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