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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
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
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
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
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
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 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 highlighting... - October 25, 2014
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
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
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 in... - April 01, 2014
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 girls... - March 09, 2014
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, share... - February 27, 2014
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,” said... - February 26, 2014
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 provided... - February 20, 2014
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 classroom? “Today... - February 12, 2014
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