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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Asante Africa Foundation is proud to partner with The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) to advocate for gender equality and development.
We celebrate what we all know: to enable the future we want, we must recognize the enormous potential of half of the world’s population – women. Most experts agree that the reforms needed to improve the lives of women in Africa, especially the rural areas of Africa, center around education.
We have to make people understand that women and men are equal and that women can lead as well.
Asante Africa Foundation helps women in rural areas of Africa by investing in their futures through education access and quality. Asante Africa Foundation provides women with education and training, as well as health and social services counseling, to better their social and economic situations.
Providing these services is not just good for equal rights – it’s essential to Africa’s competitiveness.
Here are some examples of how Asante Africa Foundation, through its programs and partnerships, is empowering young women to achieve their goals while providing them with the tools to improve their communities.
Empower Girls | Create the Future
The Wezesha Vijana Initiative
The Wezesha Vijana Initiative addresses the “keeping girls in school” gap. The program incorporates fundamental sanitation needs (i.e., toilets with running water and hand washing stations) with life skills sessions on topics such as reproductive health and hygiene. Wezesha Vijana uniquely targets girls through tailored workshops that educate, empower and elevate their attendance and retention in school. The year-long pilot resulted in changed perspectives for over 250 girls who participated. Five of the six participating schools are now establishing girls’ leadership training workshops to continue to cultivate peer support and hope.
Girls Accelerate Because of Safe Spaces and Great Teachers
St. Mary’s Primary School, Kenya
When we first encountered St. Mary’s Primary Boarding School for girls in 2006, the school exuded all the characteristics of what would be a fruitful partnership: visionary school leadership, committed teachers and a supportive community that sought to elevate opportunity for their youth. St. Mary’s became one of the first schools to partner with us, and over the course of time, our partnership has witnessed incredible milestones. Read more>
Alton Maasai Project: Transforming the Lives of Women and Children One Classroom at a Time
Last summer, Asante Africa Foundation’s Founder/CEO, Erna Grasz visited the Alton Maasai Project’s community in Oldanyati, Kenya. An active supporter of the project’s goal; to provide Learning Center classrooms that would double as community space for the local women, Erna witnessed their dedication and resolve first hand. In March 2013, Erna returned to the community to see the project’s growth. Read More>