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Asante Africa Foundation Joins Giving Tuesday To Raise Money for Girls Education

Press Release, Nov 2017

Oakland, CA — — Asante Africa Foundation’s a non-profit dedicated to educating the children of East Africa, will take part in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to generosity. On November 28th, supporters can donate to Asante Africa Foundation and the money will go to improving educational opportunities for girls. Each donation will be matched by a member of the Board of Directors from Asante Africa….. READ MORE

Oakland Based Non-Profit Earns Prestigious International Recognition

Asante Africa earned a spot on the prestigious shortlist for the 2017 Pan-Africa Awards. The Pan-African Awards honors the very best projects that are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education.


Girl education in Africa

Asante Africa Foundation: Why Children Aren’t Going to School – Aug.2017

SEATTLE — The Asante Africa Foundation, founded in 2006, is dedicated to assessing the root cause of why East African children are not being properly educated. Its members work on the ground in Kenya, Tanzania and Oakland, CA to impart change.

“In 2006 I was vacationing in Tanzania when I witnessed the desperate need to improve educational opportunities for the youth of Africa,” said Erna Grasz, the CEO and co-founder of the Asante Africa Foundation. “I left Tanzania realizing that talent and intelligence can occur everywhere, but opportunities do not.” READ MORE

Asante Africa in the Daily Nation news  – June 26 2017

“Bettering girls’ chances by educating boys” 

…The ‘Wezesha Vijana’ study analysed the results from a two-year boys’ inclusion programme in 34 schools and three regions between Kenya and Tanzania. 

The study showed that in schools where boys were taught about gender discrimination, girls’ attendance increased by 80 per cent, with the general drop-out rate overall decreasing by 74 per cent…

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Teach ‘fathers of tomorrow’ to keep girls in school today, study shows

Girls’ school attendance in East Africa almost doubles when students of both sexes are taught about sex, relationships and money, a charity said on Monday, highlighting how the attitudes of boys influence the educational success of girls. READ MORE

New Study Shows Educating Boys About Gender Violence in Africa Improves Educational Performance for Girls 

A new study released today by Asante Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating African youth, shows that teaching boys about gender-based violence and sexual transmitted diseases has led to girls performing better in schools in Eastern Africa. READ MORE



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Spring on the Serengeti 

Save the Date:

May 5, 2018 

HUB925 Event Center, PLEASANTON, CA 

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Empowering Global Girls – Discover your role

With CEO, Erna Grasz

Feb 28th 8AM PST


Dancing Under the Stars 

November 11 2017 Tanzania, Frangipani Gardens


 Celebrating 10 Years of Success ~ May 6 2017


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