Tag Archives: Leadership

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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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

Shirley West, fondly known as ‘Mama Shirley’ by everyone at Asante Africa Foundation, has decided to move to Texas to be with her family. Over the years, she has become an indispensable part of the team, and we know that … Continue reading

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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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Notes from a Donor’s Journey

Chris Pernick is a part of Asante Africa Foundation‘s USA Donor and Advising Team and also a participant at this year’s Global Strategy Meeting. She shares how chance and an alignment in ideologies led her to come on board, and tells … 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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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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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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Meet Our 2016 Team

New talents, strengths and skills ensure our continued commitment to innovate, stretch and grow as a global organization. Introducing the newest additions of the Global Operations Team. As we enter 2016 we are introducing several new additions to the Global … Continue reading

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Colin Higgins Becomes new Chair of the Board of Directors

My name is Colin Higgins and as of January 1st, 2016, I will become the Chair of the Board of Directors for Asante Africa Foundation. I have been on the board since 2007 and have served on both the Strategic … 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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Volunteer Spotlight – Tricia Wagga

My name is Tricia Wagga. I began volunteering with Asante Africa Foundation in April of 2015. My team is the volunteer coordination team and I currently work on tasks such as data entry into Salesforce and posting volunteer and job … Continue reading

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