Mission: Akili Dada's mission is to empower the next generation of African women leaders.
Results: We currently serve 42 promising and top-achieving young women who are in secondary school, gap-year, and university. 100% of our high school alumnae have earned full scholarships to universities around the world. Our foundation partners include Global Fund for Women, Institute of International Education, Spark San Francisco, and the How Fund.
Target demographics: Young women from underprivileged backgrounds, beginning when they are in secondary school (age 13-17) and continuing into their young adult life.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We currently serve 42 young women, of whom 23 are receiving full scholarships to secondary school, 8 are receiving all components of our leadership training program except the scholarship, and 11 have graduated from secondary school and are either in university or are currently applying to attend.
Geographic areas served: Kenya Africa
Programs: The components of our leadership training program include scholarships to top secondary schools in Kenya, personalized mentoring, and community service.