Telling Our Story Together
The Association of International Schools in Africa has a rich oral history whose threads are woven daily in a tapestry of classrooms and playgrounds, staff meetings, training sessions, faculty lounges and board meetings across the continent. AISA has grown from its earliest days in the late 60’s when, often isolated and in need of support, international schools began reaching out to each other, to today’s vibrant organization which facilitates exactly that support. There are many familiar stories and also many yet-to-be-told stories about how it all came about through the 50 years of the organization’s existence.
At our annual AISA luncheon, we have enjoyed telling our stories to each other, often laughing at the many absurdities we have observed or experienced, sometimes shedding tears when there was a poignant moment, and always, always sharing our love for our schools and most especially, the awesome African continent and its gracious people.
Now we have captured some of these stories in writing and photos. If you would like to buy a copy of Areta Williams’ book the “History of AISA: Celebrating the Past – Shaping the Future” you can do so here.
Thank you for helping AISA tell its story! Below are some key highlights from the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner that took place in Cape Town on November 22nd, 2019.
History of AISA Video
Areta Williams' Speech
AISA 50th Anniversary