The name of our organization is the African Student Association (ASA) of Seton Hall University, established in 2008. ASA is a division of the African Cultured Organizations (ACO) at Seton Hall University. The African Student Association (ASA)’s purpose is to display to the Seton Hall community, the African heritage and culture through our events. We have a firm commitment to raise awareness about current issues within the African continent. We support non-governmental organizations that aim to better the lives of the African people around the world.
In the past, we have hosted several fundraiser events for NGO’s such as the H.E.A.L. the Children Foundation [a Kenyan Orphanage], and the SANJI group organization which is dedicated to empowering the youth of Africa for a better continent. We provide informative discussions with members during meetings about a variety of topics surrounding the continent of Africa or that may pertain to all people of African descent. This year, we have taken on the task of raising money for UNICEF’s K.I.N.D project. The K.I.N.D project is dedicated to providing scholarships for girls in Malawi (lowest population of girls educated) and providing jobs for the community that in turn help the children learn by providing desks and other classroom tools for the students. In order to raise money for the cause, we are hosting a Charity Gala that encompasses our mission and values into one event.