Afro Girls is committed to ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by empowering African girls. We inspire our girls to be responsible leaders, innovators and changemakers who use their influence to make a difference for their communities. We believe in the potential of all people, especially in our girls. Our efforts aim to help African girls of all ages realize their worth and boundless potential. We influence education reform, encourage literacy, promote creativity and social entrepreneurship, and build thriving communities. It takes a village to raise queens, so we partner with supporting organizations to ensure inclusive, relevant and effective learning outcomes for our girls.
We are launching our new and improved leadership program this fall!
52 million primary to secondary age girls are still out of school across Africa. Inclusivity is a major challenge across the continent despite progress in several countries. Societal gender norms discouraging girls from attending school, political agendas and religious ideologies are major factors causing their absence from school. Long distances, increased school fees, violence in schools, lack of menstrual hygiene support, food deprivation, early child marriage and early pregnancy are also some of the critical challenges keeping our girls out of school and ultimately contributing the cycle of poverty.
We're committed to ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by empowering girls through education. When girls have the opportunity to go to school and engage in enriching activities, they share what they have learned with their family and friends. Our efforts impact generations by achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as we tackle the barriers keeping girls out of school. We focus on breaking the cycle of gender norms and explore building skills in topics such as leadership, service, teamwork, representation, literacy, financial literacy, social entrepreneurship, media, healthy living and hygiene, WASH and STEAM.
We are committed to promoting and investing in schools and organizations who are doing the groundwork across Africa to advance girls education. Our current partners positively impact girls and communities in Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Liberia. We are also partnered with Tribe, a community for trailblazing Black women around the world who create positive influences for girls like us. As we build, we are also responsible for collaborating with our men and boys to help them understand the empowered versions of ourselves. Successful inclusivity in Africa involves everyone.
*Afro Girls, Inc. was founded in 2018 by Impact Analyst and girls education advocate Tokunbo Kujore.