Built on the 6-pillars of self-confidence, income generation, education, health, early pregnancy, & safety, The Girl Impact (TGI) is a gender equality project in Zambia, Tanzania, & South Africa which provides workshops, health resources, educational opportunities, & income generating activities to girls & women in the communities we work with. Further, we empower boys & men through workshops focused on topics such as gender-based violence & the importance of keeping their daughters in school.
Our project focuses on girls between the ages of 11 & 18; a crucial time when a girl's future potential & opportunities can develop through education, & social support, or be suppressed by the effects of child marriage, early pregnancy, HIV & other preventable hardships. Out of the world's 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls. Every woman & girl has the right to education, health, & protection from violence & abuse. But we can only make a real difference once boys & men understand too.
TGI provides girls with a brighter future not only by providing them with opportunities, but by ensuring the boys & men around them see the value of healthy, educated & empowered local women. Every adolescent boy also has the right to education, health & protection from violence & abuse, but not at the cost of a girl's. With on ground staff & volunteer support, we can ensure that projects are having a positive & long-lasting impact through program management & evaluation.
Girls & boys are our future women & men. Our goal is to see girls & boys, & women & men working together to close the gender gap that still exists in many African countries, & show how education & proper support can uplift a community & nation. To ensure the sustainability and longevity of the African Impact Foundation during COVID-19, donations made via this page as of April 10, 2020, will be used to support all of our projects and operations across Southern and Eastern Africa.
The Girl Impact