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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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Run, Grattan, Run! Grattan Elementary School Raises Awareness

Date: June 6, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

At Asante Africa Foundation, we are always amazed at the tenacity of young people and the community that supports their commitment and efforts. Whether in the US or East Africa, young people prove time and again that they have what it takes to do more. On Thursday May 23, 2013 the students and faculty at…

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How Far Would You Walk To School?

Date: April 6, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog

Guest Post by Maryanne Marubu When was the last time you walked to school? When was the last time you walked to work? Today we live in a society where access to transportation is better and easier taking us wherever we dream of going. We can travel to distant lands and explore the world but…

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Orion Strikes Again Raising Nearly $3,000 for Matonyok Primary School

Date: April 2, 2013 Author: asanteadmin Categories: YIA Blog, Youth In Action In North America

Last Friday morning at Orion Alternative Elementary School, the atmosphere was buzzing with children’s excitement for Spring Break, while teachers and parents were making last minute preparations for the school’s walk – a – thon. The hallways were alive with colorful posters made by the students announcing the event with little stick figures drawn below…

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