After almost a decade of operations, this year we still managed to bring in new firsts. Adapting to tech innovations, becoming a more meaningful part of communities where we work, and getting organized to achieve our future goals has made it an incredible experience overall.
Though we could never wrap it all up in one message, our CEO, Erna Grasz makes a valiant effort here.
System Level Innovation. Partnerships. Continuous Learning. Impact.
“As I reflect on 2015, I am honoured to stand with our global team who live these values and apply them in daily practice at Asante Africa Foundation.
Our Accelerated Learning in the Classroom Program tackled system-level education challenges with system-level classroom-focused solutions and leveraged public, private and policy partnerships. Teachers are more motivated, students are more engaged, schools perform better, and collectively we are poised for greater impact. Through our partnership with World Possible we deepened our focus on digital literacy for teachers in Tanzania and Kenya.
In our Integrated Teachers Program, our Tanzanian partners presented at the Comparative International Education Symposium (CIES), describing the shift from a teacher-centred to learner-centred approach, and hands-on learning techniques using cost-effective, locally supported, and nationally scalable methods.
Our Girls’ Advancement Program educated thousands of rural girls on personal health and hygiene and financial literacy using culturally relevant approaches. Through our partnership with Proctor & Gamble and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) we expanded our reach by 10x and deepened program quality.
Our Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) Program strengthened students’ non-academic skills by fostering entrepreneurship awareness and business competencies while deepening the application of leadership and life skills. Our alumni have taken ownership of their futures, mobilizing and creating change in their home communities. Over the course of our three year program, based on participant interviews, we estimate that the average participant has shared knowledge with at least 220 other students on relevant topics such as saving money, starting a business, preparing for the job market, performing better in school, and creating a dream vision with plans to achieve it.
2015 was a year of collaborative and technological innovation, with real time data collection and deeper community engagement. Our operations team worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to create a robust multi-year organization growth plan to achieve our 2020 vision.
This report is full of examples of how Asante Africa Foundation facilitates big impact for individual students and educators, but also how our programs uplift many more in their communities. Every one of us has a critical role to play in changing the world.
On behalf of the youth entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, and you, our investors, I am honoured to share 2015 results.”
– Erna Grasz
Download the Report below and learn more about the remarkable impact we made in 2015
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