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Amazing Alums!

Another group of Kisa Scholars has just graduated.  With this last round, AfricAid is proud to announce that we now have over 2,000 alumnae from the Kisa Project!  The innovative 2-year leadership course started in 2010 with the objective of preparing girls in their last two years of secondary school to attend university and create positive social change in their communities.


These capable and motivated young women have been mentored, have developed into leaders, and are ready to transform their communities!  Indeed, many of them already have made their mark.


Meet Some Extraordinary Kisa Alumnae!


Sarah Marambo (right) with Stumai Simba

Sarah Marambo

Organized a huge one-day event for 300 girls from 4 schools and an orphanage in her home community.  Launched an organization called Tabasamu La Binti (A Girl’s Smile) to benefit these same girls. Attended East Africa Girls Leadership Summit as a Year Two Scholar.  Pursuing a bachelor of science in biology at University of Dodoma.

Meet Sarah



Saada Sanga

Saada Sanga

Started an organization called The Rise-Up Movement, mobilizing 20 of her university classmates (men and women) to inspire school aged youth.  The role models have visited 7 secondary schools in 3 regions and also started Girls and Talent Clubs.  Pursuing a bachelor of arts in education at University of Dar es Salaam.

Meet Saada



Rebecca Nyeleshi

Rebecca Nyeleshi

Pursuing a bachelors degree in international business and trade, along with a leadership course, as one of 100 Mandela Centennial Scholars at Africa Leadership Academy in Rwanda.  As part of the very selective application process, she wrote about her Two Day Challenge project as  Kisa Scholar, which included a training program about “girls worth.”

Meet Rebecca



Fides Zakayo

Fides Zakayo

Won the position of Head Girl while a Kisa Scholar in high school, and went on to become the second female in the history of her university to be elected class president.  Prevailed in the election despite being discouraged from running by the administration.  Pursuing a bachelor of arts in education at St. Augustine University of Tanzania.

Meet Fides



Stumai Simba

Stumai Simba

Award-winning entrepreneur who owns several businesses, including Porridge Point, which sells several flavors of nutritious porridge to commuters and hospital patients.  Motivational speaker, including at AfricAid’s Career Day. Completed her bachelor’s degree in accounts and finance from the Institute of Finance Management in 2016.

Meet Stumai



AfricAid mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.  We equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change.  The outcome is proactive, resilient, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families and increase the standing of women in society.



You can help develop more extraordinary young female leaders like these by sponsoring a Kisa Scholar!  Join us in this important work to educate and empower girls around the world.

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