Our Mission: AfricAid is a nonprofit organization that supports girls’ education in Africa in order to provide young women with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities.
Our Method – Reach, Teach, Empower.
AfricAid gives girls in Africa the basic opportunity to go to school. In Tanzania, education literally can be the difference between life and death. This is a frightening reality in a country where 95 percent of girls do not finish high school. AfricAid reaches these girls through our scholarship programs, helping to give them a voice in their future, and in the future of their communities.
But it is not enough to simply provide hope. These women must also have access to a clear pathway to success. AfricAid teaches these young African women and helps them achieve their potential in the classroom. AfricAid helps to pave this crucial path by ensuring that girls in Tanzania have relevant, high-quality learning experiences while in school. Our initiatives provide vocational and teacher training, build classrooms at overcrowded schools, supply textbooks and computers, and fund school lunches for undernourished students.
Finally, there is a saying in Africa that if you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family. By giving these women the tools they need to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, AfricAid empowers young African girls to become leaders, reaching the next generation of girls.
As a result of AfricAid’s work, hundreds of young women have become teachers, nurses, and doctors. AfricAid's scholars have been accepted to leadership training programs around the world, have started their own initiatives, and are now mothers to the next generation of educated girls. The result is an opportunity to see an exponential increase in education for young women, and a powerful cycle of reaching, teaching, and empowering that is changing lives across Africa.