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Grattan Elementary Does It Again!

Date: May 3, 2015 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

On the morning of Friday, April 17th at Grattan Elementary School in San Francisco, the air was buzzing with excitement in anticipation for their annual Fun Run. The Fun Run Committee, largely composed of parents, were already busy setting up refreshments and decorations in the yard while students squirmed inside their classrooms waiting for the…

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Orion Elementary’s 7th Annual Fun Run!

Date: May 6, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

We are very lucky to have the amazing support of teachers, parents, and students over at Orion Elementary School. This past April, Orion held their annual Fun Run and fundraised $3,000! Here is what Orion teacher and Asante Ambassador Jennifer Loewen had to say about the importance of students being activists in their community and…

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Young Leaders Making a Difference Beyond their Classroom

Date: May 2, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

In January we met Jenny. Jenny, a student at San Jose’s Yerba Buena High School showed a keen interested in getting involved. Undaunted by her inexperience with fundraising, she reached out through our Youth in Action Contact form. She demonstrated not just initiative in volunteering the resources of her school club, Yerba Buena Pride, but…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

Date: March 8, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In Africa, Youth In Action In North America

International Women’s Day is motivated by a common goal: to make the voices of women heard and to help follow their dreams and change their lives. While various African governments have laws on the equality between men and women, some parts of these laws and other traditions still discriminate against women. For example, some laws…

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Let the Fundraising Begin with 1st Graders!

Date: February 19, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

All the way from Austin, Texas, Bryker Woods Elementary’s 1st Grade students have started fundraising to support Asante Africa Foundation in a two week long Quarters and Coins Drive. Ms. Leu and Ms. Morris, a teacher and parent at Bryker Woods, wanted to do a service project for their class and we decided to connect…

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Using Technology for Learning

Date: February 10, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Boundless potential exists for students in Africa. The youth of Africa have many qualities and abilities that can be developed and lead them to a better future for themselves, their families, and the entire continent. What these kids need is an opportunity and through our Technology in the Classroom initiative, we are helping to ensure…

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Make a difference on MLK Day of Service

Date: January 20, 2014 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Today is all about honoring Dr. King’s legacy through service. He believed in making the world a better place for everyone and because of that, we would like to highlight two of our awesome volunteers that helped us make a difference at our fundraising event this past November and share their experience. Jennifer Li and…

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Make Asante Africa Foundation part of your New Year’s Resolution 2014

Date: December 27, 2013 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Eating healthy, being more active, and limiting the time you watch TV or play video games are great ways to start the New Year with a positive attitude. Take a step further this year and give back to the global community by helping students in Kenya and Tanzania receive a quality education. Recently, students at…

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Do Something Extra Special this Holiday Season

Date: December 18, 2013 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

In the US, a primary and secondary education is easily available to everyone. In other parts of the world like Kenya and Tanzania, children do not have that same opportunity. Having a quality education is important because it can greatly change someone’s life. It leads to better health, less violence, and higher wages. It also…

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The Asante Ambassadors Club is Official!

Date: December 4, 2013 Author: Ivana Falla Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Matthew Lee is a high school student from Hawaii who believes in the power of education. Matthew has started the first ever Asante Ambassadors Club at his school! A friend who created a club for a different organization inspired him to do the same. Get to know Matthew with this Q&A and tips on how…

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