ABOUT US

Everyone has talent and potential but not everyone has access to opportunities. Asante Africa Foundation is a strong, vibrant, and engaged global team that connects youth in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda from “off the paved road” communities to programs that empower them to confidently address life’s challenges and opportunities, thrive in the global economy, and catalyze positive change.

OUR MISSION

Educate and empower the next generation of change agents, whose dreams and actions transform the future for Africa and the world.

WHY AFRICA

 

WHERE WE WORK

Country HQ Offices : 
Narok, Kenya 
Arusha, Tanzania 
Kassanda, Uganda 
Livermore, CA

WHAT WE DO

Rooted in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Asante Africa achieves results through a set of interconnected programs designed to alleviate poverty by fostering the development of educated and resilient youth. Programs emphasize quality learning in the classroom, gender equity, work-life skills, and the power of technology. Students develop the cognitive skills, decision-making capacity and leadership qualities needed to succeed far beyond the classroom.

Develop Africa’s youth through leadership, entrepreneurship, and job readiness training.

Empower girls with health and hygiene knowledge, finance and business skills, and social skills.

Ensure quality education by training teachers and providing digital & low-cost resources.

Award scholarships to gifted students to provide better chances to succeed.

OUR ROOTS

Co-founder and CEO Erna Grasz met Emily Moshi from Tanzania and Hellen Nkuraiya from Kenya on a visit to Africa in 2005. Inspired by their shared passion and vision of enhancing education in rural East Africa, they founded Asante Africa Foundation in 2007. With a business and corporate world background, Erna leveraged her skills to be the CEO of the nonprofit. In 2012 she left the corporate world to support the organization full-time. Since its inception Asante Africa has significantly impacted over 600,000 lives through its award-winning educational, life skills, entrepreneurial, and leadership programs. All stakeholders – local and national government, community, and the youth themselves – actively participate in iterative program development.

OUR PEOPLE

Our local management, program alumni, and staff use their active, long-standing relationships with existing schools and community leaders to implement programs across rural East Africa. Each branch of the organization is independently governed by local staff and a contributing board of directors from the communities in which we work.

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OUR CAPACITY AND GROWTH PLAN

PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) teamed with Asante Africa Foundation to develop and facilitate implementation of a multi-year action plan. In 2015, PWC conducted a seven-point organizational assessment and facilitated an organizational growth plan to meet our 2020 vision and multi-year plan. This plan is being actively implemented. Available upon request

OUR PARTNERS

Our partners provide financial and organizational support while also being instrumental in raising awareness to fulfill our mission at low administrative costs. While we gratefully accept funding from faith-based organizations, we do not accept funding that requires Asante Africa to deviate from our entirely secular, non-political mission.

Funding Partners

Implementing & Pro-bono Partners

OUR AWARDS

East Africa’s Youth have allowed Asante Africa Foundation to grow in scope and expertise. Many of our awards are recieved by individuals working for the organization, as well as specific programs that we still work on today.