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Breaking News:Our Girls Program Recognized by UN-GEI

Asante Africa Foundation’s Wezesha Vijana Program – a special curriculum that boosts the girl child’s chances to succeed is highlighted as Best Practice in United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI).  The UNGEI Good Practice Fund supports organisations and local governments from across the globe … Continue reading

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World Against Child Labor Day: Grace’s Journey From Making Alcohol to Reaping Accolades

For many children stuck in child labor, dreams may seem farfetched and unrealistic. Grace, a young girl in Tanzania, used to wake up every morning to make and sell illicit alcohol with her grandmother – the only way that the … Continue reading

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Mary Kwena Awarded 2015 Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the Women’s World Summit Foundation

by Maria Ranallo Today, the International Day of Rural Women, celebrates the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. At Asante Africa Foundation we … Continue reading

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Setting Our Sights on Our Best Year Yet

Having just closed the books on 2014, we at Asante Africa Foundation are elated to share a recap of another year of impact, expansion, and success. The past year saw many victories throughout the organization, which have served to cement confidence in our mission and heighten our ambitions. 2015 promises to be our best year yet. Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Celebrates the Importance of Girls’ Education

Malala quoteThe International Day of the Girl Child is a day that puts girls and girls’ education in the spotlight. Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize challenges the world to keep that spotlight shining.

History shows that countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more female leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all. Yet, girls have a hard road to reach these positions. Barring social and cultural hurdles, girls in some parts of the world have a formidable obstacle to overcome in completing their education once they reach pu Continue reading

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