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The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha came together to celebrate their second anniversary in South Africa this month.

For their anniversary, women of the sorority came together support the Jes Foord Foundation, a non-profit organisation supporting rape survivors by   collecting handbags packed with a variety of feminine products that will be delivered to sexual assault survivor centers across the country. Sexual assault  is a large issue in South Africa. In 2012, Time wrote an article stating that it is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that only 1 in 9 rapes are reported.

This has been a very active year for the women of AKA in South Africa and this is one of their many events. “Tracy Whitfield, a member of the sorority, explained that the organisation had been involved in a number of projects impacting a number of schools and nursery schools in Diepsloot, Soweto, and other parts of the country,” Fourways Review states.

“In a world in which materialism is pervasive, where technology and competition have decreased the need for collaboration and co-operation, it is critical to cut across racial, international, physical and social boundaries to help communities develop constructive relationships with others,” said Whitfield. “AKA is an organisation which does just that.”

We at WatchTheYard.com would like to congratulate the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha in South Africa. Keep up the great work!

 

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This Alpha Kappa Alpha Member is Making History by Opening the First Chick-fil-A in Downtown Los Angeles

Ashley Derby, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Spelman graduate, made history in 2011 when she became the youngest African-American female franchise owner in the history of Chick-fil-A at 26 years old. She making history again by bringing the franchise to downtown Los Angeles.

Derby is an Atlanta native who started working at Chick-fil-A as a teenager to save money for a car. She stuck with the company through her undergrad years at Spelman. Because of her boss’ advice, Derby switched her major to focus on economics and applied for leadership roles at the restaurant.

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In undergrad, she was initiated into Spelman’s Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

With my girls in spirit this year – Happy SpelHouse Homecoming! 💙❤️ #Spelman

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After graduating, Derby did three years of management and development programs for Chick-fil-A before opening a franchise near the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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The AKAs at Southeastern Louisiana University Just Did a Law & Order Themed Yard Show

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University just did a Law & Order themed yard show to start off their fall semester!

COURT IS NOW IN SESSION! The Illustrious Lambda Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University presented their first Fall 2017 “Pretty Wednesday” yard show after 9 years of coming back to the campus.

Watch Lambda O’s Law & Order: Kase Klosed yard show presentation below!


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The AKAs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Are STUNNING

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are STUNNING.

The ladies Spring 2015 line of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated their AKAversary and they teamed up with photographer was Don Lundy from Lundy Lenses (@lundylenses), a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to take some amazing pictures.

Check out the photos from their photo shoot below!

  

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