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Successes and Opportunities! – January 2014


Before 2014 becomes too fast paced, we reflect on the accomplishments of this past 2013 year.   As we continue with our purpose to educate and empower the next generation of youth to create a thriving Africa, we are energized by the internal ownership and commitment that continues to develop and grow.To date, we are now supporting and working with communities in 36 villages, 143 schools across 11 school districts  across Kenya and Tanzania.

young girls at financial literacy class.2013In 2013 we demonstrated that we are not content to rest on our laurels!  Because of YOU, our investors and supporters, our volunteers, and local Tanzanian and Kenyan staff, 2013 continued to be a year of growth — whether we were launching new education and teaching initiatives or expanding our reach.  We have much to be proud of, and you can read many examples of our leadership on our website, www.asanteafrica.org.



In 2013 alone, we:

  • Trained 950 young girls and mothers in health and finances
  • Engaged over 500 parents in projects
  • Constructed 2 kindergarten classes for 180 children
  • Brought solar and textbooks to deeply rural primary school for 250 students
  • Trained over 800 teachers in student centric teaching
  • Graduated 100% High School students
  • Trained 158 youth leaders and entrepreneurs
  • High School students taught 180 middle school students leadership
  • Impacted over 5000 youth in one year


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Irene, a 19 year old from Tanzania describes her “pay it forward” project.


2014 – New chapters, New beginnings, New resolutions

New school year in Africa

We continue to focus on our core mission of Educating Children | Transforming Worlds.  As the youth gain the knowledge and skills through education, they start community businesses, find their voice, and choose peaceful paths to positive change.  We are committed to helping young people access education and this is possible through our individual donors like yourself.

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The opportunity for Africa today is vast. By working together we will ensure that opportunity is provided to African youth to grow and prosper. We must continue building the capacity for African youth to take their destiny into their own hands, to keep expanding their economies, and to ensure that the benefits of growth reach all people.

We look forward to continuing to work with you side by side to reach to more of Africa’s youth in 2014.

Asante Sana (With Great Gratitude),
Erna Grasz, CEO, Asante Africa Foundation

2014 – Asante Africa Tanzania Team – Tumerudi kazi vijana
“We have returned feeling refreshed and we are ready to work”

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