An illustrated portrait of Anande Mirisho

Anande Mirisho

Anande believes in the power of education and its ability to transform people. She is the managing director at Jifundishe, a Tanzanian nonprofit that funds and manages projects for community development by providing educational opportunities. Jifundishe provides secondary school sponsorships to needy students and runs an independent study program for out-of-school youth that are unable to access formal education in the Arumeru district of Arusha, Tanzania. The model centers around Jifundishe’s free community library that provides space for independent study, books, newspapers, computers, e-readers, Internet access, IGA programs for women, and health information programming. Anande is committed to creating future leaders and great changemakers in society.