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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Youth Development

Mission: To educate and empower the next generation of change agents, whose dreams and actions transform the future for Africa and the world.

Results: To date we have successfully educated and impacted over 259,000 lives in our programs. In 2015 alone, over 5,000 teachers were trained across 133 schools, directly improving the quality of instruction for over 30,000 students. Over 6,000 girls learned they had human rights. To date, over 700 youth alumni of our LEI program readily applied their knowledge to over 125,000 friends, peers, and family.

Target demographics: educate and empower the next generation of change agents, whose dreams and actions transform the future for Africa and the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: To date we have successfully educated and impacted over 259,000 lives in our programs. In 2015 alone, over 5,000 teachers were trained across 133 schools, directly improving the quality of instruction for over 30,000 students. Over 6,000 girls learned they had human rights. To date, over 700 youth alumni of our LEI program readily applied their knowledge to over 125,000 friends, peers, and family.

Geographic areas served: East Africa

Programs: Girl's Advancement Program Advanced Classroom Learning Leadership & Entrepreneur Incubator Program

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Asante Africa Foundation is a "true" non profit focused on making a difference in the life of kids in Africa. Their biggest assets are the student success stories from the field.
What makes volunteering with this organization rewarding is that it's led by people who are not just good leaders but also great mentors. They provide an environment that allows the team to learn and grow.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is great! Transparent and effective. Doing amazing things for the kids in Africa

Hussein

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i was picked by this organization when i had no hope left to join secondary school,i was working already for around two months at the quarry. after that they made me what i am today. i'm able to address the needs of my family and our community at large. its not only Anderson but there are many other young people and families who have been helped and now their social and economic level has increased this is the change we want to future in Africa thank you Asante Africa for changing our lives. my Mother and i are very proud.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Asante Africa Foundation might not be that big of a non-profit (yet), but it’s definitely a lean and mean one. We have a solid foundation in our dynamic CEO, who has a passion for education that is contagious not just with staff but also with the rest of our community.

Validation has come in many different forms lately as the organization approaches its 10th year. One of the core programs that focuses on keeping girls in school has been recognized by no less than the UN for promoting good practices in Africa. And we are seeing more and more inspiring men and women graduating from our programs, doing their thing and being successful. Seeing the fruits of our collective efforts for Africa just drives the team to keep doing what they do.

Personally, one of the best things about Asante Africa Foundation is that it makes it so easy for everyone to give of themselves. I speak from experience! What I get back – from being mentored, to seeing changes happening in our communities in Africa – is something I never got from previous work opportunities. This kind of work really does make the heart happy.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I traveled with Asante Africa Foundation this summer to rural Kenya. I was funding the building of a kindergarten classroom and teachers housing. I was very impressed. This nonprofit is very organized, has great leadership, and doesn't waste a dime. I saw other NGO's driving in owned land cruisers. We took taxi's which are very inexpensive and puts more money into the local economy. I was also impressed with their approach to charity. Every project must be sustainable. No project goes forward without the stakeholder/communities /parents involvement, which includes funding a portion of the project. The communities are involved at every step and own the project. Your donations to Asante Africa will give kids in Eastern Africa a chance to go to school, gain real life skills, and achieve their dreams. Highly recommend this Non-profit as I saw first hand the difference they are making.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My experience as a program coordinator- Girls' advancement Program-Asante Africa Foundation has been great empowering young people.Working with Asante Africa Foundation introduce me to new people,taught me about giving back to the community,compassion and provided a continuous learning environment.I had a keen interest on girls and women health and financial empowerment and I am so motivated to work with people who are passionate about cause and motivated by purpose to transform.
Being a product of this investment,one of the causes I really care is education,Which Asante Africa has tackle in a unique model which addresses root cause; Scholarships are key to keep boys and girls in school,the programs provide them with tools and skills to excel in school and outside the classroom,We advance talents by creating a safe learning space,strengthen teachers capacity and providing leadership to address life challenges in their communities. The most interesting thing in this program world is knowledge sharing centered collaboration and partnership which allows innovation locally with a global experience. It's so amazing to have this experience across several different areas embracing diversity and am proud to be part of this remarkable journey.

Shirley41

Advisor

Rating: 5

Over the past 9 years, I have been associated with Asante Africa Foundation, as a volunteer, a donor, a staff member, and a board advisor. Within that realm, I have worked in every aspect of the organization. I have seen it grow from its infancy to what it is today-an outstanding non-profit that truly makes a difference in the lives of young people in East Africa. I have also seen firsthand what our educational programs can do to transform the lives of our students, their families and their communities. I am proud of the dedication of our volunteers and staff, both here in the US and in country. Without our dedicated volunteers, we would not be able to spend 89% of our budget on our programs. I am proud of the students who have gone through our programs and are now “paying it forward” and transforming the worlds of many more people. Asante Africa Foundation also offers volunteers a great learning opportunity!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Asante Africa Foundation since 2013 and have enjoyed every moment of it. I joined Asante as an HR coordinator and over the three years, I have had opportunities to grow both as a person and as an HR professional. Every time I read stories from the field, I realize how privileged I am to be a part of something that is greater than myself.
I wish the entire team at Asante the very best in working towards the mission.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been almost an year since I started working as a HR consultant at AAF. This is my first pro bono consulting gig and I must say it has been a great learning experience, so far.
The primary reason I became a part of AAF is that I believe in its cause and I can resonate with its mission.
I only happen to practice and put my skills to something meaningful on the way. The bonus is that I am becoming a better person as I am being surrounded by people who are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Asante Africa Foundation is a "Trustworthy" NGO and absolutely committed to make lives of youth better in East Africa. The passion and willingness to work for Girl's advancement, quality education, training youth with leadership and Entrepreneurship skills, is huge in each team member. Their strategies are simple and rewarding. Team goes out in the field, they collaborate and they achieve.
Armina Fareed

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is simply an inspiration. The leadership is passionate and committed to providing the freedom that is education to as many youth in East Africa that would never have had the chance were it not for them.