MEET THE TEAM
Alexander StarRecording artist and leader-by-example Alexander Star is AFR Clothing‘s Chief Brand Ambassador and an Amani Hope Foundation board member. Mr. Star teaches Songwriting and Lyrical Expression classes to inner-city youth in South Florida, mentoring them through the healthy use of their God-given creativity. Alexander Star and AFR Clothing are in motion with the Amani Hope Tour, using music and fashion to influence positive change in others and as outlets to reach young hearts around the world with
EDUCATE A CHILD IN AFRICA CAMPAIGN
For as little as $250 per year, you can educate a child in need in Africa. That is less than $0.75 per day. Join us in making lasting difference by sponsoring a child’s education
UNESCO reports that 61 million primary-aged children across world are not enrolled in school.
More than 50% of the unenrolled primary-aged children live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
UNESCO reports if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
To empower underprivileged children across the world by providing scholarships, school supplies and educational programs where they are needed most.
To actively educate children across the world starting with developing nations. Our initial goal is to educate at least 1,000 children in Africa by 2020.
New data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) reports that, about 263 million children and youth around the world are not enrolled in school. That is equivalent to a quarter of the population in Europe and close to 80% of the US population.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe – Kuda Biza witnessed extreme cases of poverty & quickly realized the importance of education. His dream growing up – especially during his high school years at St Patrick’s High School, a boarding school in Gweru, Zimbabwe – was to obtain an American university education. This dream was one that felt unrealistic since his family did not have the financial means to provide for an American education.
Kuda wanted to use his American education to make a difference in Africa by providing opportunities especially to children who couldn’t even afford to go to school in Africa. So in 2005, his dream came true when he was admitted in the School of Business at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida and was awarded the Deans scholarship. As an undergraduate, Kuda double-majored in International Business and Aviation Management.
Motivated by his desire to do good for humanity by giving a fighting chance to society’s less fortunate and guided by the bible verse – “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” – James 1:27, NLT – in 2009, Kuda co-founded AFR Clothing in his dorm room during his senior year at Lynn University.
AFR Clothing is a social enterprise that uses fashion as a vehicle for change by donating 20% of profits to send orphans and vulnerable children across the world, primarily in Africa. The Amani Hope Foundationwas launched in 2013 as the 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization for AFR Clothing’s philanthropic mission.
As part of the Amani Hope Tour, Kuda usually gives motivational speeches and has been a keynote speaker at many conferences and top universities such as Harvard University, University of Miami and Howard University.