For less than $3/day, your merit based scholarships donation provides low income families from rural East Africa an opportunity for their youth to receive financial aid, student support, and quality education. This allows motivated students to immediately access higher quality education.
This year we have 46 students still waiting for their chance to learn!
At Asante Africa Foundation we believe that every child has the right to learn grow and succeed in today’s society. In rural East Africa, parents often give boys a priority when it comes to sending a child to school. Our scholarships, given to both boys and girls, provide equal opportunity for rural youth to receive a quality education, giving them a shot at their dreams!
WE PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS, NOT SPONSORSHIPS
Our students must meet certain standards to receive a scholarship. The criteria includes academic achievement, good behavior while in school, and ongoing family engagement. By creating expectations, we ensure accountability for the student and offer shared responsibility and support between Asante Africa Foundation staff and community.
- 1 year of tuition (including exam fees)
- Room and board fees
- Learning materials, uniforms, and sanitary products for girls
* All contributions to the Asante Africa Scholarship Program are fully tax-deductible. All donors who provide a full scholarship ($750+) will receive scholarship reports, student updates, and personalized letters.
Our coordinator will match you with a child that will fit your family.
I joined Asante as a volunteer in 2015 as a Financial Analyst. My past roles include financial analyst intern for ON Semiconductors, USA, Associate Vice President for Amba Research India and Business Development Associate for Torry Harris Business Solutions, India.
My expertise includes financial and data analysis, research and analytics support for the CMBS research team and funds sales support for the funds team of a leading investment bank.
I also have extensive experience in project management, client management and business development. I graduated from San Jose State University with a management degree, Georgia Institute of Technology with a Masters degree and CMR Institute of Technology with an Engineering Degree.
Emily joined Asante Africa Foundation in late 2016 as the Grants and Gender Programs Manager after volunteering with the Monitoring and Evaluation team for over a year. She brings over ten years of expertise in research, writing and project management. Emily is a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and girls’ advancement, with hands-on experience working with underserved youth.
Prior to joining Asante Africa, Emily was a Forensic Consultant with KPMG’s Risk Advisory practice. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus in Gender Studies and her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific with concentrations in Tax Law and Business Law.
Megha is a graduate in Business Management (Marketing), from New Delhi, India. She has worked with multiple Telecom players for their Value Added Services division. She has experience in handling product planning, customer engagement and marketing.
Alongside she has also worked on creating content for educational institutes in India. She joined Asante Africa Foundation in 2016 and works on various marketing initiatives.
Lisa joined Asante Africa’s Business Operations Team in October 2016. She has 28 years of experience as a case manager and researcher in vocational rehabilitation. In this role Lisa managed forensic cases from intake through trial, providing both analysis and administrative support. Prior to this Lisa worked managing political campaigns and in early childhood education.
Lisa is eager to use her organizational skills and enthusiasm to open the doors of possibilities for the Youth in East AFrica.
Kanan has a background in Materials Science (PhD, 2005) and had worked for 10 years in R&D of organic electronic displays and batteries for application in consumer electronics; her work experience includes post doctoral research positions at U C Berkeley, Northwestern University as well as senior researcher & program lead position at Sharp Laboratories of America.
In her previous role at Apple, she worked on reliability of Li-ion battery modules in mobile applications. She brings her passion for girls education and expertise in research, data analysis and program management to her new role at Asante.
Soumya joined Asante Africa Foundation in 2013 as an HR coordinator. She brings with her analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with project management, information management, writing, and research skills.
She holds a Masters in International HRM from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Before joining Asante Africa as an HR consultant, she has worked in the Telecom CRM space as a BI consultant. Soumya believes in education and contribution, and Asante provided her the opportunity for both.
Deepali has been a volunteer with Asante since 2015. She works as a Finance and Accounting Associate. Before joining the Asante Africa Foundation, she served as an Associate Vice President at Amba Research, India. She has worked in the areas of business development support, and research and sales support for the structured funds division of a leading investment bank.
She also has expertise in competitor analysis, Request for Proposal, and Market research. Deepali graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce in India and received an MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School, India.
Charles comes fom Oldonyosambu village where his parents are farmers. After completing secondary school, Charles applied to East African Institute of Entrepreneurship and Financial Management in the course of accounting for ordinary certificate level for one year.
In 2015 he applied to the Institute of Accountancy, Arusha to study Accounting, ordinary diploma level (enter level five and enter level six) for two years. Charles is currently an intern for Asante Africa in the accounting and finance department.
Lepilali is a medical student at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University pursuing the first degree on medicine (MD), with a focus of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. He believes in science as the way to deal with nature particularly tropical diseases.
As a medical student, Lepilali works with youth and students to help them map their dreams and realize their potentials as well as inspiring them to take science subjects. He believes the fact by showing others what they need in turn you will get what you want.
Luciana graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from Sokoine University of Agriculture. Apart from that Luciana also worked with different food institutions as food technologist in maintaining the quality of foods to the consumer and volunteer in community services at Asante Africa Foundation when she has extra time during holiday.
She has also been paying it forward to change the next generation as change agents by facilitation leadership and entrepreneurship skills to youth.
Timothy Mbilinyi holds a diploma in Veterinarian from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.
Timothy is an art fanatic and loves to draw and paint. In secondary school Timothy attended Asante Africa’s LEI Program and was trained in leadership and entrepreneurship. Now as a Youth Livelihood Coordinator for Asante Africa, he spends his time working in the community to create “change makers”.
Joel believes that ICT will transform the lives of the poor rural Tanzanians by imparting the key ICT concepts to them. Moreover, his life’s passion statement is to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought was possible, by teaching them personal business management.
Previously, Joel worked as a marketing manager for an electrical manufacturing company in Tanzania. He graduated with honors from Arusha University with an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a B.A in Sociology from University of Dar Es salaam.
Albert Jumbe is the Scholarship Coordinator for Asante Africa Foundation. As the Scholarship Coordinator, Albert works with local communities to build schools, provide textbooks and educational supplies.
Albert has worked as a tour and safari guide for various companies in the past 7 years. As a result, he decided to start his own company, Discover TZ, with other local experienced safari guides. The idea behind Discover TZ is to create employment for the local people.
“I did better on my exams because I realized that education is the only thing that I can depend on, otherwise I would have been married at a very young age.”