Oakland Based Non-Profit Earns Prestigious Young Women Transform Prize

Asante Africa Foundation, based in Oakland, CA, has received the 2018 Young Women Transform Prize, which was made possible through partnerships with USAID, the Volvo Group, and Standard Chartered. Through the prize, USAID and its partners support youth-led or youth-serving organizations in developing countries to create their own solutions to advance the economic empowerment of young women in their communities. - September 21, 2018

Doing Good for the Girls - Local Bay Area Non Profit Recognized by UN

Asante Africa Foundation (based in Oakland) has been recognized by the United Nations as a Best Practice to Do “Good” for Girls. The UNGEI Good Practice Fund supported organisations and local governments from across the globe to shed light on best practices and lessons learnt in gender focused education initiatives. Out of 450 global nominations, 17 programs-including Asante Africa Foundation were chosen to be highlighted as unique and creative ways of promoting and sustaining girls’ education. - September 14, 2016

Asante Africa Foundation Presents: Silicon Valley & East Africa - Event to Focus on Combining Innovation Efforts to Help Solve Global Issues

A focus on combining ideas around innovation from Silicon Valley and Africa to catalyze global, social change around the world. The event will focus on how Silicon Valley change makers can have a strong impact on creating solutions for innovators in East Africa. It will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. PT at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s San Mateo Conference Center in San Mateo, California. - September 14, 2015

Social Capital Foundation Renews $20,000 Grant for a Second Year to Support Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator

The Social Capital Foundation has renewed its commitment to support Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) program with an annual $20,000 matching grant to double donations collected over the next two years. - June 18, 2015

Leading NGOs to Highlight Partnerships That Accelerate Change to Always Keep Girls in School at NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY

Successful interventions that lead to sustainable, scalable impact on girls' education often result from multi-organization partnerships. Representatives from Asante Africa Foundation, Small Projects Foundation & P&G will lead a discussion of the case study of P&G’s support for Always Keeping Girls in School through Asante Africa Foundation’s Wezesha Vijana Project in rural Kenya & Tanzania & Small Projects Foundation’s nation-wide Protecting Futures and Bright Futures Program in S. Africa. - March 11, 2015

Advancing Girls’ Education, Empowerment and Women’s Economic Prosperity - Asante Africa Foundation to Host Thought Leaders on Both Coasts

Asante Africa Foundation is excited to announce two panels discussing Girls’ Education, Empowerment and Prosperity, which will be held in the Bay Area (March 3) and New York City (March 8) in honor of International Women’s Day. - February 27, 2015

Asante Africa Foundation Launches Thought Leadership: Series First of Its Kind Event Brings Together Diverse Audiences Focused on Success in Africa

Asante Africa Foundation has announced that the inaugural event of its Thought Leadership Series, "The Intersection of Sustainable Investment and Philanthropy in Africa," will take place on November 13, 2014, hosted by SAP in Palo Alto, CA. This first event of a series is aimed at... - October 25, 2014

Taking Africa from Summit to Success - Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator Builds on Momentum of the US-Africa Leaders Summit

As the US-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close, attention turns to implementing initiatives that can catalyze the vast potential in African economies. Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) is in its 4th year of doing just that, and has just released an E-book highlighting the program’s unique approach to preparing youth with 21st century employment skills. - August 12, 2014

Social Capital Foundation Announces $20,000 Grant Supporting Asante Africa Foundation's Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator

The Social Capital Foundation has announced a commitment to support the innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator for the next three years, annually matching up to $20,000 in donations. The program provides rural African youth with opportunities to practice leadership and lifestyles, preparing them to effect positive changes in their communities and compete in the global economy. - June 03, 2014

Asante Africa Foundation’s Wezesha Vijana Program Highlighted as Best Practice in UNESCO Report

Education can change a girl’s life and that of her family, community and society at large. When women are educated, child marriages and child mortality are drastically reduced. Even primary education alone substantially reduces maternal mortality. To reap these benefits, girls have to stay... - April 01, 2014

Leading NGOs to Address Innovations in Education at NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY

In developing countries, few children - especially girls - complete secondary school, limiting the potential for the children and their countries to thrive. Asante Africa Foundation, Developments in Literacy, Population Council and Pratham, global NGOs implementing innovative approaches to keeping... - March 09, 2014

Asante Africa Foundation Highlights Education Quality and Access on UN Commission Panels

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) a democratic, open forum advocating for gender equality and development, is holding its annual Status of Women (NGO CSW) conference in March. The Committee brings together NGO representatives from around the world for two weeks to network,... - February 27, 2014

Asante Africa Foundation Initiative to Bring Investment and Technology to Africa

The challenge for an international business today is finding the best way to innovate with technology to differentiate your organization in the market. “Technology has become one of the most profound influences on the way people live, people are educated, and business is conducted,”... - February 26, 2014

Education Program Brings Technology and Economic Development to Africa

Education is widely accepted as a leading instrument for promoting economic growth. For Africa, donor institutions have placed great emphasis on urban education. But they have largely neglected education in rural communities. The majority of the populace in Africa resides in rural areas. If... - February 20, 2014

Technology in Rural African Classrooms

Powering the Next Generation of Producers, Consumers and Change Agents Are mobile devices revolutionary or disruptive in a classroom setting? Should IT and social media be used to develop professional learning networks? Can Twitter and Facebook enhance teaching and learning in the... - February 12, 2014

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