Africa ELI News

Where Are the Students?

You have read about Africa ELI relocating its 72 students from Yei, South Sudan to safer locations after armed conflict broke out in July of 2016. But where, exactly, were those safer locations? For the students who chose to remain in South Sudan, we enrolled them at...

The Week in Pictures

  If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then this week we have 8,000 words for you! Here are eight photos that sum up the first week of our new school year.     Students began arriving on campus. Requirements for boarding school include mattresses,...

Introducing Zaharah

We are pleased to announce that Zaharah Namanda has accepted the position of Assistant Monitoring and Program Officer with Africa ELI. Zaharah is based in Uganda, where she will be working closely with Africa ELI students and partner schools. Her main responsibilities...

Her Potential Shows

Martha had traveled 160 miles from Jonglei state to Yei River County to attend school at Excel International Academy. She showed much bravery by leaving home and traveling so far in search of a high school education. It was at Excel, in 2012, that we met Martha and...

Back to School

For the past couple of months, Africa ELI students have been on their long school break, which runs from December until February. It is equivalent to summer vacation in the U.S. Some have used the time to earn money for personal needs or to help their families, while...

A Course of Action

We've written about the crisis of 2016-2017 in which fighting between armed factions impacted the Yei region of South Sudan. We described how our students were displaced and their classroom education abruptly disrupted. In response, our work temporarily shifted from...

Charles Weighs in on 2017

Last Saturday, we posted a blog with Africa ELI’s 7 High Points from 2017. This week, our Monitoring and Program Officer, Alemi Charles, wrote an email sharing his thoughts about some of our 2017 achievements, which you may like to read. Dear Anita, Happy New Year...

7 High Points of 2017

Before the clock strikes midnight tomorrow... You still have time to support Africa ELI students in 2017! An affordable year-end financial gift made today will help us continue to assist young women in South Sudan receive an education and acheive their goals.  Give...

What is #GivingTuesday?

  #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they...

Elizabeth’s Story

Courage. Determination. Perseverance. Yesterday I was looking at a roster of the Africa ELI sponsored students. As I read their names, I thought of how extraordinary it is for them simply to be in school. I wondered what it must take for them to be able to fight...

Education and Positive Social Change

I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine about Africa ELI and our philosophy.  My friend asked me to name one of the fundamental beliefs that drives our mission.  I responded with a phrase that comes up often in discussions with my colleagues at Africa ELI...

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