Archive for July, 2012

July 25, 2012

More Photos From Olasiti!

The walls are going up on our new primary school classrooms!

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Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped to make these classrooms a reality.  To see how AIAs mission can have an impact and how education changes lives check out some facts and stats.  If you are interested in getting involved please consider donating or connecting with AIA.

– Haley Aubuchon

July 9, 2012

Our New Website Has Launched!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Achieve In Africa these days! Along with the many other exciting developments we have blogged about, we are pleased to announce that AIA’s new website has launched!

You can check it out here!  On the website you can find out about our projects, how you can get involved, and tons of other info about AIA.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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– Haley Aubuchon

July 7, 2012

More Updates from Olasiti!

We are pleased to announce that in addition to the 100 desks we blogged about last week, Achieve In Africa is undertaking even more expansion on Olasiti Secondary School in the form of two new classrooms.  With funds sent from AIA the team on the ground is very excited and hard at work on this new development.  Olasiti Secondary School will now be able to accommodate many more children and provide them with life changing education.  Check out our pictures of the concrete being mixed, and the foundation being dug and poured:

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 Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped to make these classrooms a reality.  To see how AIAs mission can have an impact and how education changes lives check out some facts and stats.  If you are interested in getting involved please consider donating or connecting with AIA.

– Haley Aubuchon

July 3, 2012

Why Pardeese Is Committed to AIA

 When asked why she is committed to Achieve in Africa this is what team member Pardeese had to say.

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My parents always told me that anything in life can be lost; your car, your home, your bank account…but the one thing that you will always have is your education. Taking this advice to heart, education and school have been a huge focus of my life. From a young age school has been the place I’ve gone to explore my personality and challenge myself. From elementary school through university-learning, I have always found myself valuing education both inside and outside of the institution of education. I feel that education isn’t just what you do for the first two decades of your life and grow out of. Education is a life-long process that everyone should have the ability to explore and thrive from. When I found that Brendan (one of the founders and an old pal of mine) was working on a non profit that at its core hits so close to my heart I knew that I wanted to help in any capacity that I could. I want to use my experience in public-relations, branding, and project management to help AIA in every way I can. My commitment to AIA is rooted in my life-long commitment to education. I am truly proud of the work that AIA does and continues to do and I feel so blessed to be sharing these experiences with such a motivated and bright young people with similar outlooks. I am so excited to help AIA grow and I can’t wait to see all the great things the AIA team will accomplish in the near future.

– Pardeese Ehya