Project Title: The Kisa Project

Location: Tanzania

Additional Information

This was a 2014 Reserve Program

Grant Amount: $45,000

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Areas of Impact: Education & Literacy, Leadership Development

Mission of AfricAid
AfricAid, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports girls’ education in Africa in order to provide young women with the opportunity to transform their lives and the futures of their communities.

The Kisa Project is a two-year leadership program for adolescent Tanzanian girls (ages 14-17) taught weekly by female Tanzanian mentors. It supports girls’ education with the intent of creating future female leaders, improving graduation rates for women in Tanzania, and uplifting entire families and communities from poverty. Launched in 2010, The Kisa Project is not only designed to ensure that Tanzanian girls graduate and continue their post-secondary education, but also encourages leadership by having Kisa Scholars mentor other young girls in their home communities following graduation.

Why We Love This
This is a leadership program focused on creating future female leaders. This program also focuses on improving retention and graduation rates while uplifting entire families and communities from poverty.

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How DFW’s grant will be used

africaid logoSpecific program objectives are:

  • To add 210-281 new girls to the Kisa Program in the 2014 school year.
  • To ensure a graduation rate is over 90 percent – benchmarked to the Tanzanian average of 5%.
  • To increase partnering schools from nine currently in Arusha to 13 by the with installation of computer labs in the partnering schools.
  • To have 130 scholars graduating  mentor 15-20 girls each, thereby reaching an additional 1,950-2,600 girls during the Leadership Immersion part of the program.