Batonga Foundation

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy, Women

Location: 2000 Massachusetts Ave NW First Floor Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: Founded by Grammy Award-winning, Benin native and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo, Batonga’s mission is to support both secondary school and higher education for girls in Africa. We are doing this by granting scholarships, building secondary schools, increasing enrollment, improving teaching standards, providing school supplies, supporting mentor programs, exploring alternative education models and advocating for community awareness of the value of education for girls.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is an amazing organization empowering the young women of Africa to not only change their own lives dramatically, but the lives of their families and community. This foundation and the work they do reaches far beyond the individual, by educating and supporting these girls, they are boosting their country’s health and economics, providing a more enriched life for all.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is a super lean and efficient organization plus it targets Africa's challenges by equipping real change agents - in the form of Africa's own girls! When I work with or donate to Batonga, I feel confident that my efforts and dollars are making the biggest possible impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is doing an amazing job sponsoring vulnerable girls in Africa in need of an education. The Foundation is tackling several key problems that lead to the majority of women in sub Saharan Africa to be uneducated or under educated. By providing solutions to these problems, like transportation, school supplies, uniforms, tuition, and sanitary bathroom facilities, Batonga Foundations is making headway in making the future brighter, one girl at a time. Since the Batonga Foundation does not have any employees in Africa and instead partners with NGOs already in the area, Batonga is providing the resources while these groups implement the necessary changes in their community.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is an incredible organization committed to providing girls in Africa the foundation to higher learning. Their innovative thinking is one of many ways to bring awareness and empowerment to the future of the African culture.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is both incredibly innovative and unique, with a mission unlike any other organization. Its commitment to empower young girls and women through secondary and higher education is multifaceted and comprehensive. The Batonga Foundation should be an example to other nonprofit organizations on the best ways to reach its target community while inspiring those who want to create change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation does a wonderful job providing education to young girls in Africa. It is a critical organization that not only empowers young girls to dream of a future, despite their circumstances, but it also helps make it a reality.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reach out to college campuses, if they aren't doing so already, to see if students would be interested in volunteering. Especially women's colleges.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Batonga Foundation is committed to ensuring girls in Africa receive an education. This not only changes the trajectory of a girl's life, it can change the course of the nations in Africa by stimulating economic growth as well. The Batonga Foundation sees that vision and works to realize it, that's why it's top rated.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

A great nonprofit dedicated to combatting any and every imaginable obstacle to girls' education. The Batonga Foundation will stop at nothing to keep its girls in school!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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