Ashley is my hero. She was shocked and moved by the extreme poverty she saw during a trip to Africa when she was eleven years old. Determined to help the African people, Ashley pursued numerous avenues but found only dead ends and frustration. Five years later, she has raised the money, completed the paperwork, and recruited the board members necessary to form her own non-profit group. AfricAid raises money to provide scholarships for girls in Tanzania to attend a local school. Ashley's group also collects much-needed school supplies to send to schools across Africa. 'I am excited to have finally found a way to help African people,' says Ashley. 'They have inspired me and shown me the persevering, unbreakable nature of the human spirit.'
This story courtesy of www.barronprize.org
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