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uniHOW CAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HELP?

Learn and network while building your skills through exciting and rewarding volunteer and internship opportunities. Here you will find information on our work to make quality education accessible to more children in East Africa, and how we’re working with young people just like you to make that happen.

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HOW TO HELP

There are innumerable ways to create an impact. Help can take the form of fundraising in your community, school, or workplace. Many people decide to volunteer their time by getting involved in our various outreach projects.

For great tips, check out our blog and “Getting Started” kit. You can also find photos, up-to-date information about Asante Africa, and plenty more on our social media pages.

WHO IS ASANTE AFRICA FOUNDATION?

WHY SHOULD WE HELP?

HOW CAN WE TAKE ACTION?

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FUNDRAISING RESOURCES

Download our getting started kit which includes ideas, resources and and a step-by-step guide on how to organize your fundraiser!

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VOLUNTEER WITH US

Hone your own professional skills while helping to advance our efforts to bring quality education to East Africa. Explore our open internship and volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers regard Asante Africa Foundation as a highlight of their educative lives, giving them the opportunity to not only helps others, but to also expand their skill-set and build their professional networks. Learn about how you can make your college experience more rewarding by joining or forming a club to support Asante Africa Foundation. A full list of Asante Africa’s volunteer and thesis opportunities can be found here.

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Here’s what some of our volunteers and interns have said about their time at Asante Africa Foundation

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Isabella

“I don’t have much experience with marketing and media, so working on this campaign was a great experience. I learned so much! I also loved meeting so many hardworking and inspiring people!”

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Nick

“The Asante mission aligns seamlessly with my own views, particularly in its efforts with girls’ empowerment and education. Many developing countries do not embrace gender equality, and it is not feasible to expect these economies to grow when half of their workforce is not empowered to participate.”

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Tessa

“working here is a rewarding experience that allows you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real life instances.”

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If your school is looking for a speaker for your next event, please Contact Us and provide some information about your needs. We have talented and experienced Board of Directors members, staff , and community partners who can enthrall, educate and entertain audiences of all sizes and ages.

Past speakers have included:

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Erna Grasz

Erna is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Asante Africa Foundation. Erna began her career as an electrical engineer and grew her success in the corporate world. Erna Grasz has led organizations, teams and individuals to success in fast paced, high stress, and results orientated environments for over 25 years. Erna is an award-winning speaker with Toastmasters International. She has published numerous articles on leadership, communication skills and project management. She is a certified leadership trainer and career coach and also has several executive Leadership and Management Training certificates from Stanford, MIT Sloan, and UCLA. Outside of running the Asante Africa Foundation, she is a fitness professional, a semi-professional photographer, and an avid traveler.


 

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Charles Waigi

Charles Waigi is a retired Kenyan dignitary, educator, and one of East Africa’s visionary leaders.  Raised and educated in Rironi, a rural village in Kenya, Charles received his Undergraduate degree with Honors in Political Science at Williams College, and a graduate degree in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. With a passion for his homeland fueled by a world-class education, Charles returned to Kenya and served on the global stage as well as the local one. Charles has been intimately involved with Asante Africa Foundation from the early days of the organization. Much of his wisdom and insights are cornerstones of what the organization is today.