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.
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
"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...
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
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
Imagine a girl. She is sitting at her desk in a one-room schoolhouse. She loves school, excels at learning and dreams of starting her own business one day. But when she turns 12 years old, her parents can no longer afford her school fees and she has to drop out of school. What happens to this little girl?
In America, there are easy answers for this question. But this little girl lives in Eastern Africa and the answers aren't simple there.... READ MORE
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• Sprint for Success - June 10, 2017, Redwood Regional Park
• CEO, Erna Grasz, San Francisco - Vision Innovation Challenges Summit May 25, 2017
March 5-9, 2017