Photo by Helene Wallart & Remy Simon

Photo by Helene Wallart & Remy Simon


Throughout Unite's journeys across East Africa, which began in 1991, we have met some truly extraordinary individuals from all walks of life who are committed to creating positive change in their communities, against all odds. When we come across these bright, talented, rare & precious souls, we want to do all we can to support them in their work to uplift and empower those living in greatest need. Some of the traits our “Warriors for Change” share include: 

  • Intelligence, experience, aptitude
  • Creative problem solving abilities, critical thinking,
  • Resilience and an inexplicable well of inner strength, 
  • A clear and specific vision for a better tomorrow, and
  • Unwavering faith in what is possible.

Unite's most recent Warrior for change is
Astridah Katelyeba

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Astridah has been awarded a Warrior for Change grant to work with Sister Crispina Mnate and the administration
at the Heaven Primary School in establishing Heaven as a model school in Northern Tanzania. 

Astridah has more than 35 years of experience as an educator, headmistress, counselor & administrator. She graduated from the University of Zambia with a BA in Education and holds degrees & certificates in Child Rights, School Management, Effective Entrepreneurship. She is a renowned leader in women's & girls education, empowerment and leadership has attended workshops across Africa and as far away as Thailand. She has been a friend to Unite since 2008 and has supported Unite with empowerment programs for women and girls across Tanzania.

Past "Warrior Grants" have been awarded to:

Here at Unite, we are always interested in meeting more "Warriors for Change" -- passionate visionaries on the frontlines of innovative change. If you or anyone you know fits this profile, please email Karibu sana! Tuko pamoja!