Archive for April, 2011

April 17, 2011

Students Looking to Make a Difference? You’ve come to the right place.

As a non-profit, we’re always looking to find students to get involved. It’s a powerful thing- students working together to help other students across the world. I first got into non-profit work through volunteering and working at fundraisers at my high school that I did to add to my college resume. And it became seeded in my head that if I’m going to work hard at a job for most of my life, then I want it to help people. But it’s not easy to go from wanting to make a difference to actually doing it.

So, we created the AIA Ambassador Program to help students who want to help us. When a student (of any age) wants to become an AIA Ambassador and organizing a fundraiser (or many) to support education in Africa, we give them tools, ideas and tips to help them through the process of fundraising. AIA Ambassadors receive a packet including:

  •     Welcome letter
  •     Sample flier and brochure
  •     Ideas for fundraisers
  •     Tips for promoting their fundraisers

This toolkit makes it easier for middle school, high school and college students to successfully fundraise for Achieve in Africa by getting insight into what has worked well in the past.

For more information on the AIA Ambassador program or if you would like to get directly involved, please contact fundraise@achieveinafrica.org.

Always,

Alyssa

April 5, 2011

Achieve in Africa Announces New Project in Tanzania (and other news)

We are excited to tell you that our next project will be constructing the first secondary school in Olasiti village in northern Tanzania.

As you might recall, we completed construction on two new classrooms for the overcrowded Olasiti Primary School in 2010. Olasiti Village’s most immediate need is now a secondary school.

We plan to build Olasiti Secondary School one two-classroom building at a time.  The cost of a classroom is $5,000 USD.  After construction, we will also provide desks and other necessary supplies. For more information about Operation Olasiti or how to help, please click here.

For more updates, check out our Spring 2011 newsletter.

Asanteni! (Swahili for “thank you all!”)

-Alyssa