The Aid for Africa Difference
Strength through Partnership
Aid for Africa supports a network of US-based organizations working on the ground with their partners in Sub Saharan Africa for a common goal—reducing poverty through effective development. Our members tend to be small and effective and benefit from collaboration with other like-minded organizations. Aid for Africa helps our members work together by serving as a forum for constructive discussion, acting as a clearinghouse for sharing best practices and results, and creating a greenhouse for nurturing and planting the seeds for future projects.
Aid for Africa supports a range of educational programs undertaken by more than 50 of our member organizations, including distributing books, creating libraries, building schools, supporting teachers and school administrators, conducting educational workshops, and providing scholarships. The Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund is focused on providing scholarships and stipends to help African girls go to school, stay in school, and succeed in life.
On-the-Ground Experience in Education
Only organizations that are deeply knowledgeable of and trusted by local communities can help overcome the barriers of cost, culture, and tradition to bring education to more African girls. It is here that Aid for Africa members excel.
Organizations participating in the Girls Education Fund are experienced in helping girls and young women go to school. Some focus on girls in elementary school, others on girls in high school, technical school or college. What these organizations all have in common is that they work in local communities under conditions specific to the culture, location, and country. Although education is a universal need, every student faces unique challenges. We understand this and work to ensure that each girl has what she needs to attend, stay, and succeed in school.
Benefits to Supporters
For supporters, working with Aid for Africa through the Girls Education Fund offers several advantages.
- Eligibility standards. Aid for Africa’s eligibility standards are some of the most rigorous for financial management, reporting, and effectiveness in the charitable community, so you can be assured that your donation will be well spent.
- Impact. By pooling resources for our members we increase the timeliness and impact of our efforts as crucial resources reach multiple organizations efficiently.
- Evaluation and Shared Knowledge. Aid for Africa will track and measure results. Progress will be monitored and summary reports developed. In addition, experiences will be shared and discussed among member organizations to ensure that lessons learned will improve future work.