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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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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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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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August 12 is International Youth Day

Guest post by Karissa Tom This year’s International Youth Day highlights youth migration as a leading issue concerning the world’s largest population in history. According to a recent UN report, young people account for between 36% and 57% of international … Continue reading

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Mike Carter Shares Poignant Experiences from in-country

Mike Carter is on an amazing journey of personal and global impact to educate children in East Africa . His heartwarming and enthusiastic reflections are candidly captured in his blog.  Below is a recent excerpt. Learn more about his campaign … Continue reading

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Josphat, a rising Asante Africa Foundation Scholar

Josphat is a 14 year old ordinary boy. His life revolves around working on a farm and tending to his father’s cattle in order to financially support his family. He is the youngest in the family and his older siblings … Continue reading

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Story of the Week: Lucian & Luciana

Lucian and Luciana were awarded Asante Africa Foundation Scholarships in 2009 and began school at Orkolili Secondary in Tanzania. Just two years before, the twins had tragically lost their parents. Barely teenagers, they found themselves alone with only one another … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Knowledge

Esther and  Elizabeth are the first in their families to experience high school. Before attending the Leadership Incubator, Esther and Elizabeth had never met. But for two girls from different countries (Esther is from Kenya and Elizabeth is from Tanzania), they had a lot … Continue reading

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William: One Student’s Attitude of Gratitude

William is an orphan whose personal motto is ‘to achieve the best in life’. He lives with his uncle and four brothers. In 1997, his mother became ill with tuberculosis, but the family could not afford to pay for her … Continue reading

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Celebrating Charles Waigi, Williams Alumni Medalist Award Winner

By Professor Ken Kuttner – September 7, 2012 It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce Charles Waigi, class of 1972, one of the recipients of this year’s bicentennial medal. The story of Charles’ life, and his accomplishments, … Continue reading

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A day of firsts for CEO, Erna Grasz as she attends mass in Swahili, a graduation ceremony and a harambee (Tanzania style)

We got up super early with the goal of being at Lowassa School by 9am for the day-long graduation event, but decided to stop in Makayuni for chai and chapatti. We arrived at the school at 10:50am and were still … Continue reading

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