AFRO GIRLS LEAD
According to the 2019 UNESCO Institute for Statistics report on education, about 52 million primary to secondary age girls are still out of school across Africa. 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. Our efforts aim to influence education reform, encourage literacy, build supporting communities, provide the necessary resources and proper infrastructure and to partner with supporting organizations to ensure inclusive, relevant and effective learning outcomes for African girls.
LEARN & LEAD gives girls the physical tools they need to learn, succeed and lead from early education. Through partnering organizations, we help provide the basic needs for girls and young women, such as sanitary napkins, personal hygiene products, school uniforms, school supplies, books, food and more! We also acknowledge our education leaders who make learning possible.
THE AFRICAN GIRL Initiative seeks to build confidence, courage and creativity through our TAG Program which allows girls across Africa to connect and build innovative businesses around the SDGs. Through this, our girls are motivated and develop teamwork, financial literacy skills, problem-solving skills and self-esteem. Our partners also help us tackle the issues of security, health and wellbeing in the lives of these girls.
AFRO SMART GIRLS seeks to close the majorly disproportionate gender gap in technology in Africa. As the world gears up for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), we are teaming up with organizations that understand the importance of digital inclusion, STEAM programs and curriculum and the value of smart phones in the lives of young women and girls.
OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS
We are committed to promoting and investing in schools and organizations who are doing the groundwork across Africa to advance girls education. Our partners positively impact girls and communities in Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Liberia.
In addition to offering entrepreneurship workshops for girls across the continent, we are dedicated to providing resources to our girls and the changemakers who support them. Below are our initial commitments and initiatives for 2019: