In 2010, Sub Saharan Africa accounted for 31 million of the world’s 61 million children of primary school age out of school. The situation is particularly troubling for girls, with only one out of four girls in poverty attending school. Through scholarships, distribution of books, math programs and more, Aid for Africa members are making a difference. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Takes an innovative and integrated approach to lifting families out of poverty in rural Ethiopia through community initiatives in clean water, education, healthcare, microfinance loans.
Supports rural villages in Nigeria and Sierra Leone by surrounding children with care, learning, and training; free medical clinics for families; micro-loans for entrepreneurial women.
Educates impoverished girls, mostly orphans, through school scholarships in Malawi, East Africa. Provides innovative after-school leadership and school-to-work programs to ensure success and change lives.
Builds and improves South African schools serving children—40 percent are AIDS orphans—ages five to 21. Provides programs and emergency funds to help students stay in school.
Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
Supports and educates children in Africa with HIV/AIDS, meeting their special needs and bringing joy to them and their families. Provides prevention education to youth.
Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Priority programs emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls.
Supports community-based programs and women’s networks to help them better deliver life-affirming care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Largest organization in the world devoted to promoting information exchange about Africa. Publishes research, supports African studies, and provides information to the general public.
Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
Transforming young women’s lives with practical and market-relevant skills to help them find meaningful employment. Classes include English, hospitality, tourism, leadership, and public speaking.
Supporting health needs of children/families in Gabon, West Africa, at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital through medical fellowships and in villages through model healthcare program.
Provides education and healthcare to poor children in rural Uganda. Runs model school, supports 600 elementary, secondary, university students, and provides healthcare to a community of 10,000.
Ensures quality holistic community-based education in East Africa by creating safe learning environments, strengthening teacher quality in the classrooms, and providing scholarships and leadership development.
Supports Ghanaian liberal arts college with the goal of educating a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Educates students from eleven African countries.