Africa Strong Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Join the movement to make education more inclusive in Sub-Saharan Africa

VISION: To empower children to realize their potential and create a positive impact on the world for themselves and others. This will be achieved through providing necessary tools, education, and support, and ensuring equitable access to opportunities.

MISSION: To provide a safe and quality learning environment for improved learning outcomes by engaging and collaborating with various stakeholders with an aim to nurture students' potential and ensure access to valuable educational resources 

OUR STRATEGY: Partner with like-minded organizations to address the three underlying challenges that prevent students from receiving a quality and relevant education today:

1. EMPOWER TEACHERS: We will collaborate with teachers to provide professional development to ensure new inquiry-based teaching methods are shared and a part of teachers to develop 21st century and literacy skills in students.

2. EMPOWERING INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: We will support the school leadership and community to address educational facility issues that detract from their learning experience by investing in better facilities and supplies. We will work with schools to setup income-generating projects to help fund projects.

3. EMPOWER HER!: We will create and improve opportunities for girls to access education by overcoming the barriers that prevent them from attending school.To provide a safe and quality learning environment for improved learning outcomes by engaging and collaborating with various stakeholders with an aim to nurture students' potential and ensure access to valuable educational resources

Why our work is needed:

By 2035, more African individuals will be entering the workforce than the rest of the world combined. These challenges need to be addressed today:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of uneducated youth in the entire world. Before the pandemic 53% of the child in low- and middle-income countries could not read and understand a simple text by age 10. In SSA, this stat is probably closer to 90%. One of the factors contributing to this is un/underqualified teachers. 
  • One hundred thirty-three (133) million children in Africa are in schools and not learning.
  • 25% of a school’s impact on a student’s academic performance comes from leadership effectiveness, while teacher quality accounts for up to 35%.


Impact: 2018 - 2022

  • Provided 154 textbooks in core subjects to Primary 7 students to prepare for Primary Leaving Exam in 2021 (all students passed!)
  • Increased student performance on Primary leaving exam resulting in continuous metric improvement each year.
  • Removed the barrier for girl education by providing reusable menstruation kits to 60 female students.
  • Increased enrollment 200 students post covid; Maintained ~50% female enrollment.
  • Donate 3000+ books from Books For Africa to establish libraries at 3 schools.
  • Provided 1774 home study kits to students during the extend school closure.
  • Built eco-friendly kitchen to serve 700 student warm meals.
  • Built dormitories, expanding the boarding capacity by 50%.
  • From 2016 on we impacted over 2000 individuals.
  • Reduced teacher absenteeism 40% - 5%.
  • Renovated girls’ dorm & bathroom.
  • Sponsor 5 students in Zambia.

Ways to support Africa Strong:

  • Donate

  • Check out our website https://africastrong.org/

  • Follow us on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

  • Become an ambassador

  • Email us at info@africastronginc.org to learn more


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Africa Strong Inc

Tax id (EIN)

81-3663811

Categories

Education International Volunteer

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

Address

PO BOX 1286
MARY ESTHER, FL 32569