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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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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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2016 Looking Forward: Building on our Success

Now in its sixth year, the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) program has enabled over 800 students to gain valuable skills including income generation, job readiness, and personal development. The strength of a program can only truly be measured by … Continue reading

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Global Handwashing Day Honored in Tanzania

    An action as simple as handwashing, when done correctly, has the potential to prevent disease at par with some of our best interventions. Global Handwashing Day (GHD) aims to do just that; a campaign to motivate and mobilize people … Continue reading

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Why is Our First University Graduate an Important Milestone?

  Anne Mueni Muli In an impoverished rural region where very few youth are able to access quality education, Anne’s graduation proves that with the right resources – like Asante Africa Foundation’s programs – combined with the support of generous … Continue reading

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