Tag Archives: Tanzania

2016- Mid Year Highlights by Erna Grasz, CEO

We recently concluded our Global Strategy Meeting’2016 in Tanzania. The plans are assertive, the team is determined and the future very bright. Our CEO talks about the takeaways from the meeting. “Having recently returned from several weeks in East Africa, there … 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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Big Achievements in 2015. Big Vision for 2016. A Letter From our CEO, Erna Grasz

Seeing news and media hop around the world daily, we are reminded just how globally connected and interdependent our lives are today. There is urgency for young people all over the world to be able to realize a future in … Continue reading

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Getty Images Creative Grant Winners’ Exclusive Premiere

Following weeks of preparation, in July, 2013 Getty Images Creative Grant Award Winners, Elley Ho and Heward Jue set out on a month long journey to East Africa to collaborate on a once in a lifetime project. The project’s objective: … Continue reading

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A Student Scholarship Means Josephine Can Continue to Go to School

Josephine is a new student in the scholarship program. Soft spoken, humble and hardworking, Josephine is the youngest in her family of three children. Her parents are peasant farmers and do not have a stable source of income to support … Continue reading

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Back to School

In the United States, students have started to go back to school, and going back means getting necessary school supplies. School supplies are essential and can mean the difference between achieving success in the classroom or not. Through their hard … Continue reading

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Literacy: So Much More Than Letters and Numbers

Guest Post By Erna Grasz, CEO/Founder, Asante Africa Foundation In my own childhood, I was an extreme “bookworm”, particularly when my family struggled through difficult times I turned to, and found comfort in the pages of books. The magic of books … Continue reading

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The Journey to Education Continues for a New Student Scholar

Tapato is one a recent new student in Asante Africa Foundation’s Scholarship program.  Charming, ambitious, and beautiful she dreams of staying in school and getting an education.  Tragically, a few years ago, Tapato’s father was killed by an elephant.  The … Continue reading

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Global Team Sets Course for 2020 Vision

During the first week in August, members of Asante Africa Foundation’s board of directors and staff from the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the annual strategic planning meeting. Attendees shared feedback on current challenges and … 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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From Northern California to East Africa

Currently in East Africa to see Asante Africa Foundation’s partnering schools and meet the children in the programs for the very first time, Miranda Newman shares how she went from answering a volunteer ad five years ago to East Africa.  … 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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“The Leadership Incubator changed and widened my perspective on my goals and dreams”

Raised by his brother who was a motorcy­cle taxi driver, Lepilali struggled to com­plete primary school because he could not afford the school fees. Lepilali was later awarded an Asante Africa Foundation Scholarship, allowing him to finish secondary school at the … Continue reading

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Mike Carter Turns Passion into Gift to Educate Children in East Africa

Over the past few years, Asante Africa Foundation Board Member,  Mike Carter, developed a passion for photography and recently began focusing on ways he can make a positive impact on people and the world around him through the lens. This summer, … Continue reading

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June 16 is International Day of the African Child

International Day of the African Child honors the lives of young protestors who marched for equal education rights in South Africa in 1976.  It is also an opportunity to highlight the continuing needs of African communities that struggle to provide safe, … Continue reading

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