IT'S OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY! 

WE ARE GOING ALL OUT!

 

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Asante Africa Foundation

Educating Children | Transforming Worlds

TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHANGE AGENTS, WHOSE DREAMS AND ACTIONS TRANSFORM THE FUTURE FOR AFRICA AND THE WORLD 

 

CHALLENGES EAST AFRICAN YOUTH FACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

56% UNEMPLOYMENT

Youth in Africa make up nearly 40% of the working-age population, yet 56% are youth unemployed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 MILLION GIRLS

In sub-Saharan Africa will never learn to read or write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLING IS NOT LEARNING

Children from the poorest households are 4X more likely to be out of school than moderate households

OUR PROGRAMS PROVIDE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

We educate East Africa’s youth to confidently address life’s challenges, thrive in the global economy, and catalyze positive change.

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104,955

Lives impacted by the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

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83,937

Lives impacted by the 
Girls Advancement Program

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70,108

Lives impacted by the Accelerated Learning in the Classroom Program

LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCUBATOR (LEI) PROGRAM

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LEI Program works closely with partner schools, business professionals and community leaders to deliver 21st century skills to disadvantaged youth. Our three-pronged participatory approach – Job Readiness, Entrepreneurship Skills and Personal Development – equips young people with the tools they need to plan and achieve a successful future.

GIRLS' ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (WEZESHA VIJANA)

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In partnership with community based organizations, our Girls Advancement (Wezesha Vijana) program introduces new adolescent girls, their mothers, and male peers to reproductive health rights, puberty, hygiene, personal safety, social support and financial literacy in safe spaces. Our data demonstrates a direct impact on healthier girls’ choices, improved school attendance, and academic performance.

ACCELERATED LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM

home-teachersAccelerated Learning in the Classroom has two strong components:

student centered teachers’ training and  digital technology into rural classrooms. This program is a learner-centered educational model to elevate quality of teaching and to foster the development of critical thinking skills for students.

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BREAKING NEWS!

Oakland Based Non-Profit Dedicated To Education in Africa Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Oakland, CA — — Asante Africa Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to educating the children of East Africa, will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this year. Based in Oakland, California, Asante Africa Foundation began when Erna Grasz, a Silicon Valley executive, traveled to Tanzania and witnessed firsthand the desperate need to improve educational opportunities for the youth of Africa.

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WHATS THE LATEST?

Asante Africa Foundation CEO’s Statement on International Women’s Day

Oakland, California — Erna Grasz, CEO and Founder of Asante Africa Foundation, released the following statement regarding the celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8. Asante Africa Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating girls in Kenya and Tanzania.
“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on how far women have come. Yet, despite our progress, we still have miles to go to overcome the gender inequalities that women face around the world. One of the most striking examples of gender parity is education. In Africa, 28 million girls are not in school. It is a heartbreaking statistic that in Eastern Africa, girls are more likely to become child brides than complete eighth grade.  READ MORE

 

UPCOMING 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

Textures of Transformation   May.6. 2017

CEO, Erna Grasz, San Francisco – Vision Innovation Challenges Summit  May 25, 2017

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INVEST IN EDUCATION

At Asante Africa Foundation, we believe every child deserves education, knowledge and the opportunity to chase their dreams, regardless of the longitude or latitude of where they are born. If you believe in this vision, act now.