Skip to content

AfricAid, Inc.


Project Description 

AfricAid is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the U.S. Only 33% of Tanzanian girls go to secondary school, and only 2.5% are lucky enough to continue to tertiary education. AfricAid works to improve the standing of women in society through robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve academic and health outcomes, and promote socially-responsible leadership skills. In close partnership with their locally-led sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), AfricAid supports mentorship opportunities that help secondary school girls in Tanzania complete their education and design their own futures.

The four-year Binti Shupavu program for girls in lower secondary school (ages 13-18) teaches study skills, personal leadership, health, and self-confidence with the goal of increasing graduation rates among vulnerable girls. The two-year Kisa Project is a leadership course that prepares young women in their last two years of secondary school (ages 17-21) to attend university and create positive social change in their communities. More info:

Scope of Legal Assistance 
Sidley lawyers will help AfricAid with various projects, including reviewing partnership agreements with other NGOs.