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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

The Kisa Project

The Kisa Project is a new AfricAid initiative that will provide school scholarships and leadership training to some of Africa’s brightest young women. Through sponsorships provided by American individuals, families and groups, these young women will be able to complete their secondary school education, while also participating in a formal, two-year leadership training program. Upon […]






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“I want to be a civil servant to nurse people without any discrimination of tribe, race, colour or religion. I am ready to serve people according to my scope of work with respect and dignity to human life. I want to make a difference by being ready to serve and not to be served. The […]






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Far too often young women face overwhelming obstacles that prevent them from getting an education.  In Kenya girls must overcome long-standing traditions such as female circumcision, polygamy and wife inheritance. Village Volunteers and The Butterfly Project scholarship fund, founded by Carole Peccorini in 2005, creates college education opportunities for promising young East African women who […]






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