Educational Institutions

Asante Africa Foundation, Inc.

Educating Children | Transforming Worlds

Oakland, CA

Mission

ASANTE AFRICA'S MISSION IS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHANGE AGENTS, WHOSE DREAMS AND ACTIONS TRANSFORM THE FUTURE FOR AFRICA AND THE WORLD.

Notes from the Nonprofit

In the next decade, Africa's population growth will make it the next China or India. Without education, those numbers portend dire circumstances. But with education, Africans can not only create their own vibrant economies, but produce the next great consumer market to fuel global prosperity. We know that enriched minds collectively create better solutions to whatever challenges their communities face. Our purpose is to educate and empower the next generation to to positively impact the future of Africa and the world.

Ruling Year

2008

CEO and Director

Erna Grasz

Main Address

337 17th Street Suite 217

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Keywords

East Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Education, Children, Teach, Leadership, Girls, Teachers, Pay it Forward, Entrepreneurship

EIN

71-1010614

 Number

1241526495

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

1) Girls’ Advancement Program: Studies have shown that girls’ education is one of the most cost-effective strategies for promoting development & economic growth. Our program introduces adolescent girls, their mothers & male peers to information on reproductive health & rights, puberty, hygiene, personal safety, & financial literacy. Our mother-daughter intervention model helps keep girls in school & promote improved health outcomes. 2) Accelerated Learning in the Classroom: The program provides teachers with Learner-Centered Educational Models, Intensive Teacher Training, and Digital & Low-Cost Resources with a focus on creating an engaging learning environment. 3) Leadership & Entrepreneur Incubator (LEI) Program: Teaching our three-pronged approach—Job Readiness, Entrepreneurship Skills & Personal Development— equips our young people with tools they need to plan & achieve a successful future. We partner with schools & community leaders to deliver 21st century skills to you

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) Program - 21st Century Readiness

Girls Advancement Program - (Wezesha Vijana Program)

Accelerated Learning in the Classroom Program

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

1 MILLION LIVES IMPACTED BY 2020
In 2015 we implemented innovation and digital resources for data collection and real time global data management. We leveraged quantitative and qualitative data to improve our decision making, our programs, and our future plans. Our focus on monitoring, evaluation, and learning has enabled us to quantify, in detail, the impact of our programs, both on the direct participants and the indirect who gain from knowledge sharing and positive influence. Behind each program vision is a thoughtful, analytical action plan identifying key performance indicators to ensure focus and results.
By 2020, we will directly impact over 250,000 young change agents and over 1 million through their influence, knowledge transfer, and community programs. We will change lives through geographical expansion, cross border East Africa partnerships, and influencing systemic change jointly with government organizations.

1) Girls’ Advancement Program: Studies have shown that girls’ education is one of the most cost-effective strategies for promoting development & economic growth. Our program introduces adolescent girls, their mothers & male peers to information on reproductive health & rights, puberty, hygiene, personal safety, & financial literacy. Our mother-daughter intervention model helps keep girls in school & promote improved health outcomes. 2) Accelerated Learning in the Classroom: The program provides teachers with Learner-Centered Educational Models, Intensive Teacher Training, and Digital & Low-Cost Resources with a focus on creating an engaging learning environment. 3) Leadership & Entrepreneur Incubator (LEI) Program: Teaching our three-pronged approach—Job Readiness, Entrepreneurship Skills & Personal Development— equips our young people with tools they need to plan & achieve a successful future. We partner with schools & community leaders to deliver 21st century skills to youth.

With the exception of our CEO & Global Program Director, our staff is comprised of U.S. volunteers & paid African staff. We have a Program Manager in each country who oversees all program coordination, daily operations, & strategic partnerships. Historically, we have operated as a lean organization, spending over 90% of funds on programs. Although, we’ve scaled programs within the communities where we work, two actions are critical to long term growth: 1) Strengthen Organizational Capacity - Develop staff members in KE & TZ for next levels of responsibilities, monitoring & evaluation expertise, fundraising & communication support. This ensures our attraction to donors, & partnerships with other organizations in East Africa. 2) Programmatic Expansion - Strategically expand into other East African countries with skills, resources, & proven education models that we & our partner organizations can contribute to. With your funding & support, we are confident we can accomplish these goals.

As of 2017, we have impacted 447,000+ lives. For other details and detailed indicators, please download our latest impact report at: https://asanteafrica.org/resources/

We have been successful in making an impact in the communities where we partner. Our opportunity is to secure the funding to expand these programs to additional communities in Kenya and Tanzania, and beyond.

With your funding and support, we are confident we can accomplish these audacious goals. Collectively we are “Transforming Worlds." Sometimes it's one child's world in Africa and sometimes it is our own. Come be a part of this amazing journey with us.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Youth Power Learning Prize

Financials

Asante Africa Foundation, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No