Asante Africa Foundation Board Member, Fatma Said, Highlighted in The Citizen
Fatma Kaunga Said, Asante Africa Foundation, Tanzania Board of Directors (Treasurer), was featured in “The Citizen,” a local Tanzanian news outlet. The article titled “Women Leaders as Game-changers” is a question and answer with Fatma, touching on her journey of leadership and how women can pursue their dreams.
QUESTION: How did you get to where you are today in your leadership position?
ANSWER: My leadership journey started when I was young. I served as a member of the Tanzania Children’s Council representing Mwanza Region to the parliament committee as we went to submit children’s opinions on how we wanted to be involved in the national election of 2005. Concurrently, I was also presenting a radio program of Sauti ya Watoto that aimed at advocating children’s rights and responsibilities. I went on and became the head girl during my high school and also the first female deputy speaker in the students’ representative council when I was doing my undergraduate education. I served as the Director of Finance and Administration for more than six years at a reputable non-government organization that specialises in creating digital educational solutions for primary and secondary school students. I currently sit as the board of directors and treasurer of different non-government and civil societies organizations in the country. Following my work in the education sector, women, and youth involvement, I was listed among the 100 Tanzanian ‘Sheroes Award’ in 2020 and also awarded honorary citizenship in Boone, North Carolina, USA 2021.