Batonga Foundation

Founded by Grammy Award-winning West African singer, songwriter and UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Angelique Kidjo, Batonga offers holistic education programs and financial skills training to the most excluded adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa, empowering them to make an effective transition into sustainable livelihoods. We are doing this by collecting detailed, granular data in order to identify the girls most in need, creating safe spaces for them to convene and connect, equipping them with social and financial literacy education, granting scholarships, increasing secondary school enrollment, improving teaching standards, supporting mentor programs, exploring alternative ed...
Reaching the most marginalized girls in Benin
 
Despite good intentions, many programs fail to reach the girls most in need. Batonga goes beyond the paved road to reach Benin's most excluded girls by surveying communities one by one and collecting granular data to clearly identify the girls most in need. Next, our program equips them with the assets and experience they need to make a living, to become more resilient to stress, and provide opportunities for the next generation- we are truly breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty!
Change the Life of a Girl in Benin
 
The Batonga Foundation equips adolescent girls living in extreme poverty with the skills, tools, and support they need to complete their education so that they can become the change-makers of Africa.
Educating Girls in Cameroon
 
Batonga’s aim is to support secondary school and higher education for girls in Cameroon. We are providing the tools girls need to continue on with their education and reach their full potential.
 
   

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