2021 Impact Report

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Cumulative lives reached across


2022 was a year of reimagining post-pandemic life. For Asante Africa Foundation, 2022 was an exciting year with youth creating jobs in the green economy, catalyzing community change, innovating solutions to climate issues, and contributing to their family’s quality of life.

Our evidence-based programs continue to adapt and mature. Key partnerships are deepening our programs, expanding our reach, and closing the financial investment gap for enterprising youth growing their businesses.

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In 2022, we worked in 150 schools and communities across

Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

2022 Impact by the Numbers

Behind every number is a person with dreams, goals, and a future


Lives Broadly Reached


Total Direct Participants


Lives Reached with Pay-it-Forward Initiatives


Lives Reached in 2022

Youth are Creating Local Solutions to Global Challenges

Our students are leading in their communities by taking action. Their local solutions are addressing global challenges such as:

Key Highlights from 2022


Girls Promote Voice and Choice in Remote Schools


Girls in our Wezesha Vijana Program build the knowledge and confidence to stand up for what they believe in. They become leaders in their communities. Their voices and choices are theirs and they are being heard.


improvement in parents engaging in their children’s education


Digital Literacy Prepares Youth for 21st Century Opportunities


Digital Literacy is key for rural African youth to compete in the 21st century. Our digital apprentice program builds technical and project management skills through field-based, hands-on projects.


of digital apprentice graduates received globally-recognized certificates


“Bridge the Gap” Initiative Boosts Transition Rates


Tanzanian primary students are taught in Swahili. In secondary school, classes are taught in English. Students have little preparation for this language transition. Bridge the Gap teaches English, math, and digital skills, enabling students to thrive in secondary school.


of Bridge the Gap participants transitioned to secondary school


Community Learning Groups Support those Left Behind


Uganda experienced the world’s longest school lockdown (22 months) due to COVID-19. 4.5 million students did not return to school.

In response, Asante Africa introduced Community Learning Groups to sustain learning outside of traditional school.


student leaders trained in Community Learning Groups


Putting Entrepreneurship to the Test with Digital Gaming


In partnership with PTI, we are expanding the Enterprise Challenge across our network in East Africa.

This network has enabled rural youth to apply business lessons in a practical way. For youth with limited job prospects, the experience has provided motivation to start and run their own businesses with confidence.


of youth are running small businesses (full or part time)


“Get Started” Scholarships Ensure Access to Education


Post-pandemic, we granted partial “get started” scholarships to offset economic struggles and reduce the barriers to enter secondary school. These scholarships provide low-income families with financial aid, student support, and school supplies for motivated students to access quality education.


partial “get started” scholarships provided

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