“Education is the most powerful tool for reducing poverty, improving health, promoting healthier economies, and providing peaceful and productive opportunities for young people around the world.”

Global Campaign for Education

OUR PROGRAMS PROVIDE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Asante Africa Foundation believes brilliance and talent exist everywhere, but opportunities do not. Our model addresses the root cause of why youth are not successful, creating an ecosystem of opportunity for them to excel. We connect disadvantaged rural youth to knowledge and opportunities, cultivating informed, resilient community leaders who address local challenges and become active participants in the global economy.

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IMPACT & RESULTS

We assess our impact both quantitatively and qualitatively. Our impact is demonstrated in the data and in the stories.

RECENT IMPACT

Last year alone our programs impacted over 118,508 lives

Lives Impacted (and counting)

360,000

 To date, our programs have impacted over 360,000 lives.

180,000+

Youth Empowered

79,000+

Girls Impacted

2,900+

Teachers Trained

IMPACTING 1,000,000 LIVES BY 2020

 

By 2020, we will directly impact over 250,000 young change agents and over 1,000,000 other lives through their influence, knowledge transfer, and community programs.

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SCALABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability comes from ownership. Asante Africa Foundation works within the existing educational system, alongside educators, influencers and governments. Our 100% local staff partner with existing schools and visionaries to create change. Our low cost models and local ownership coupled with results of girl safety, school retention, improved performance and income generation creates the local desire to do more.

LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCUBATOR (LEI) PROGRAM 

Professional Development | Job Readiness | Entrepreneurship

 

LEI MATCH is here! JOIN IN TODAY! - till Aug 31/17

 

 

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM UNIQUE

Cross Border Collaboration |Teacher Engagement |Community Reinvestment (Pay It Forward)

THE PROBLEM

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The next generation of African youth are unprepared for life beyond the classroom.

By 2020, over 50% of the working population in Sub-Saharan Africa will be youth aged 15-29. Employers and governments identify a specific set of skills needed to positively shape Africa’s future; growing youth must be equipped to tackle life’s challenges and influence change.

THE MODEL

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The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator Program is a supplement to education, with a 3-year curriculum that packs in practical skills designed to assist youth in making the transition from the classroom and beyond.

The key areas of focus are developing life skills (leadership, work ethic, communication), preparing for job readiness (problem solving, teamwork), and inspiring the vision necessary for entrepreneurship.

THE IMPACT

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Upon completion of the 3-year program, participants have the necessary skills to enter the job market and start their own businesses.

Many also continue onto higher education in pursuit of their personal vision.

 

LEI PROGRAM IMPACT

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35%

confident expressing opinions to elders

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41%

have skills to save, budget, and earn money

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67%

knows entrepreneurship is a viable career path

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88%

have a detailed action plan to achieving goals

GIRLS' ADVANCEMENT (WEZESHA VIJANA) PROGRAM

Health & Hygiene | Finance and Business Skills | Social Skills

I had a strong will that one day I would change the trend in the male dominant society”

- Carolyne Sunte, alumni and entrepreneur 

THE PROBLEM  

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Cultural and gender norms create barriers that prevent girls from attending and excelling in school.

They also lack knowledge and tools needed to become confident and self-sufficient women.  This problem is amplified for girls from rural communities.

THE SOLUTION

THE IMPACT

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Data and stories demonstrate  healthier choices, improved school attendance, and academic performance. Hear directly from several of our girls and mothers.

GIRLS' ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM IMPACT

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50%

performed better on national exams

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60%

confident in refusing sexual advances

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78%

schools reporting improved attendance of girls

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77%

understand HIV transmission and prevention

ACCELERATED LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM

Intensive Teacher Training  |  Learner-Centered Educational Model  |  Digital & Low-Cost Resources

 “Now I am training other teachers, using technology to teach my students, and I have convinced my school to change its motto to “Learning and Excelling Forever.”

Josephine Khasabuli, Kenyan Teacher

 

THE PROBLEM  

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• Teachers desire using learner-centered techniques but lack necessary training and tools.

• Current classroom learning not sufficiently preparing youth for life

• Significant gender disparity in the classroom (only 5% of girls in Tanzania graduate high school)

THE MODEL

THE IMPACT

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Recent Outcomes and Trends

  • Learner-centered teaching pedagogy for over 2,500 teachers, impacting over 25,000 students and counting.
  • Recognized as cost-effective, sustainable, and nationally scalable by 3rd party and government.
  • Teachers and student actively using digital tools in classrooms with improved academics
  • Creating a collaborative work environment with school leaders and teachers

ACCELERATED LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM IMPACT

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93%

teachers using the internet as resource

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67%

Students with increased confidence expression opinions

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63%

Students with stronger English and critical thinking skills

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37%

Teachers creating learning materials digitally

SCHOLARSHIPS

For brilliant young students that don’t have the means to pay for school, educational support is crucial. It spells the difference between staying at home, and being given access to quality education that leads to improved circumstances and future successes.

UNIVERSITY

Our university scholarship is a competitive program independently managed. A student is eligible if they graduate high school/A Level with distinctions (top 5% in the country) and are recognized by the government.

Once accepted for a university scholarship, the student enters into a three way contract with their guardian and Asante Africa Foundation. Only Asante Africa scholars are eligible.  

SECONDARY

Our secondary scholarships are for 9th – 12th grade (and 2 additional A level years if student qualifies academically) who are talented, smart and disadvantaged youth.  

We ask parents or guardians to assume responsibility for medical costs, and family emergency costs, and visiting their students frequently while at school.

PRIMARY

Our primary scholarships are for 4th – 8th grade students who without support, would not attend school.

As a scholarship donor you assist in covering the all costs associated with school fees which include: food, school materials, uniforms, personal items, boarding, and transportation.

 

 

Scholarships are funding opportunities for students that meet specific criteria. It includes meeting academic standards, acceptable behavior in school, and ongoing family engagement to ensure a student’s best possible results.