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The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) is committed to increasing access to quality public education in East Africa, especially for girls.
Education, more than any other sector of development, seeds dramatic improvement in poverty reduction, gender equality, health outcomes, child immunization, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental protection and wildlife conservation. Simply put, widely available public education will lead to a prosperous, peaceful and sustainable future for Africa.
To date, ASAP has developed seven rural community schools in the Arusha and Mwanza Regions of Tanzania, impacting over 5,000 students annually and they’re getting huge results. 100% primary completion and transition rates to secondary school and the Kupanda Project for Girls has increased secondary completion rates for girls from a shocking 4% to 100%!
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Africa’s Tomorrow is a tax-exempt non-profit organization, registered in the US since 2006. We provide funding to promising female students from rural Africa in order to help them attain higher education when poverty would otherwise prevent them from continuing. We believe that educating the underprivileged is the best investment in the future and provides a catalyst for positive change throughout the world.
While this entire experience benefits many people, the ultimate purpose is to help Africa. The idea is that by providing a great education to students from rural areas of Africa, they will gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to return home and promote positive changes from within. With roots in the community, they are equipped with the knowledge and connections that will foster efficient and relevant progress, as well as the acumen to prioritize problems and allocate resources, rather than an international organization making those decisions.
AfricAid mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change. The outcome is proactive, resilient, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and increase the standing of women in society.
The mission of Friends of Gueoul, Inc., is to promote the advancement of skills and knowledge of the people of the village of Gueoul and the country of Senegal, so that they have the ability to improve living standards, health, education, and general welfare among their people. Initial emphasis will be on promoting girls’ education.
Madeline went to Kenya on a medical mission trip to work as a nurse with the Matibabu Foundation in April 2018. Shortly after getting back, her friend Kate heard stories of the conditions there and wanted to help. Together, they came up with the idea for "Mama Packs for Kenya" and have been helping women and expanding to nearby hospitals ever since!
As mothers ourselves, we believe that it is important for every woman to have a healthy, dignified birth. We believe that women matter, babies matter, and birth matters. These packs are one way that we can help these mothers have a dignified start to motherhood.
Nurturing Minds and the SEGA Girls’ School started in 2007 as the dream of founder Polly Dolan, who through her work on poverty alleviation in Africa (since 1996) became convinced that educating women and girls has a significant impact on global development.
Polly obtained 23 acres of land in Morogoro, Tanzania - the future site of the SEGA Girls’ School. She knew that only when equipped with a questioning mind can girls gain the understanding and tools necessary to address the social, economic and political situations affecting their lives.
In 2008, Polly enlisted the help of her sister Tracey Dolan, who with Polly, co-founded the U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Nurturing Minds with the goal of raising funds and providing technical expertise for the construction and development of the SEGA Girls’ School. SEGA opened its doors to 30 students in a borrowed classroom in July, 2008.
Nurturing Minds working alongside with the SEGA Girls’ School believes that educating vulnerable Tanzanian girls will give them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty, improve their nation’s economy, and ultimately change our world!
One School at a Time partners with subsistence farming communities in rural Uganda, Africa to boost the performance and quality of existing public schools— ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME. We currently partner with 6 schools serving over 2,500 students. We are passionate about our programs to empower older girls to stay in school- educated girls can break the cycle of poverty for both their families and communities.
Solid Ground for Africa is working to partner with existing orphanages to help them develop independent and sustainable systems to provide better and more reliable sources of food, shelter, medical aid, education, and financial stability.
We start by talking to the people running those orphanages to discover what they need to be independent. We know that the greatest success will be achieved by respecting local cultures and communities and letting them lead the way to a new future where they are not dependent on foreign aid or government support.
We work in a world where the landscape is constantly shifting and we have learned that flexibility and perseverance are integral qualities. We move forward, with determination and optimism, always remembering the lives we are trying to make better and the brighter futures we are helping to create.
Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.) Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Brooke Stern and her father, Kenneth Stern in the Bujugali Falls region of Uganda. S.O.U.L.'s mission is to foster sustainable and vibrant Ugandan communities through unique partnerships focused on education, women’s empowerment, food security, and maternal health.
Shortly after finishing nursing school in 2009, Brooke and her father, Kenneth Stern, set out on a backpacking trip through Eastern Africa. After spending just five days in poverty-stricken Bujagali Falls, Brooke's idea of creating a not-for-profit foundation devoted to helping the impoverished Ugandan community began to take shape. In reflecting on her first visit to Uganda, Brooke states, "In the village, we saw hunger but we also saw thirst: thirst for knowledge, thirst for a better tomorrow, thirst for the opportunity to lift themselves out of gripping poverty."
Brooke returned to Uganda one month after her initial life-changing visit. She immersed herself in the culture and community for 13 months. Like her village neighbors, she lived without electricity, hot water or the comforts of modern society. She devoted this first year to listening to and learning from the villagers before she realized that the most effective S.O.U.L.ution for the community would involve a focus on accessibility to education. It was shortly after that S.O.U.L. Foundation was born.
We engage and empower community mobilization to protect women and children from rape. By providing curriculum and training to community members and leaders, greater understanding about HIV/AIDS and its prevention is built on a local level. We create supportive and respectful forums, which facilitate discussions to educate men and women on the dire need to choose consensual sex. We support survivors in safety, restoring dignity, hope, and healing through expressive therapeutic methods, including art, music, writing, and dance. Through community awareness and education, the social fabric becomes strengthened, informed, and better equipped to protect their own.