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ASANTE AFRICA IN THE NEWS!

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.

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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

 

An educated girl will change the world! 

Published by Washington Examiner, May 10 2017

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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OUR BLOG

Our Social Media and Blog are two ways to stay connected, engaged, and informed. We feature everything from leading educational research, international economics, Africa news, ways to participate in educational fundraising, and profiles of key youth, educators, and staff from the field.

One of our favorite series is the “pay-it-forward” testimonies from our young people and communities who are actively creating the change they believe is necessary. All are guaranteed to inform and inspire.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR TALENTS

Contribute your time and talents building a strong foundation with us and changing the world. We are a locally led and managed organization in East Africa. Our operations team is heavily supported by volunteers outside of Africa.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Panels, seminars, and similar events are typical avenues that we use to spread awareness about our advocacy. We bring together our community virtually and physically to celebrate successes and share our strategic vision  for the future and pathway creating that reality. Join us.

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

• Colors of Collaboration 

October 2017, San Fransisco, CA

COMING SOON  

 

 

 

• Dancing Under the Stars 

November 11 2017 Tanzania, Frangipani Gardens

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PAST EVENTS

• Sprint for Success - June 10, 2017, Redwood Regional Park

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

 

 

 

TEXTURES OF TRANSFORMATION

 Celebrating 10 Years of Success ~ May 6 2017

 

 

 

• CIES International Education Conference 

March 5-9, 2017

 

 

 

 

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