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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.

Education For All Children

We provide talented, disadvantaged Kenyan youth with high school and university scholarships, intensive mentoring, leadership training and career preparation, enabling graduates to successfully enter Africa’s workforce.
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East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation

Provides ultrasound and other radiology equipment as well as radiology education and training for medical staff in Tanzania to improve care for pregnant woman, cancer and cardiac patients, and others who would otherwise suffer needlessly.
CFC# 11882

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HEAL Africa USA

Supports healthcare, education, community action, and leadership development, primarily in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, preventing and treating HIV, gender-based violence, illness, and infant mortality.
CFC# 36794

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African Food and Peace Foundation

Promotes community-based development projects in rural Uganda by providing financial and strategic resources. Our established partner organizations address education for women and girls, food security, agricultural innovation, and entrepreneurship.
CFC# 91656

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Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa

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.
CFC# 71831

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Village Health Works

Provides quality, community-driven medical care and local development projects--particularly for women and children. Saves lives and transforms communities in Burundi, East Africa.
CFC# 51805

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Helping Children Worldwide

Strengthens communities by serving vulnerable children and families. We work with local partners in Sierra Leone, including Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital, focusing on education, family stability, mother and infant mortality and child malnutrition.
CFC# 44370

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Asante Africa Foundation

Ensures quality holistic community-based education in East Africa by creating safe learning environments, strengthening teacher effectiveness in the classroom, and providing scholarships and leadership development for the next generation of change agents.
CFC# 72159

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Young Heroes Foundation

Provides community-led economic, medical and psychological care for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, southern Africa. We are the only organization helping the neediest children throughout the country.
CFC# 34082

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BEADS for Education

Improves the status of Kenyan girls through education. Maasai girls face early marriage as young as 15 often for lack of money for school costs. We link girls from 5th grade to college with educational sponsors. Our girls become teachers, nurses and more.
CFC# 83026

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H2O for Life

Provides clean drinking water and sanitation to African schools through programs with U.S. schools. Your donation will support water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) to schools in Africa through our educational partner school campaign.
CFC# 80300

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Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

Empowers the future leaders of Africa through education and health care initiatives. Our programs teach children to read and provide health education and clean water to families.
CFC# 24228

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The Fregenet Foundation

Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve their communities with programs focused on health, poverty reduction and gender inequality. Our state-of-the-art school is a model for other downtrodden areas.
CFC# 33713

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Aid for Africa

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.
CFC# 11069

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Provides medical relief to underserved children in Sub Saharan Africa and the developing world by creating health clinics and providing preventative health education programs and community outreach. We provide medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
CFC# 11019

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Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Empowering women across East Africa to improve their lives with business training, support groups and small business loans through village loan programs. Administered by local women, we have helped over 12,000 women and issued $4.5 million in loans.
CFC# 40340

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Tostan

Empowers African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights through holistic, participatory and non-formal education, ensuring that every person is able to live a life of dignity. non-formal education.
CFC# 23328

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Africa Classroom Connection

Builds and improves schools in South Africa and Malawi serving children ages 5 to 21, 40% of whom are AIDS orphans. We work to get buildings built, provide emergency funds to help kids stay in school, and facilitate cultural exchanges/overseas travel.
CFC# 58293

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Africa Development Corps

Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture in conflict-affected regions of Liberia, Uganda and Rwanda assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
CFC# 10716

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African Childrens Haven

Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Program priorities emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls and the fight against female genital mutilation and childhood marriage.
CFC# 19142

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Invisible Children

Works to end violence and exploitation facing our world’s most isolated, vulnerable communities, starting in central Africa. We support local African changemakers who connect communities, prevent violence, build resilience and sustain long-term solutions. 
CFC# 50299

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Ubuntu Education Fund

We are putting South Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable children on a pathway out of poverty by providing world-class household stability, education, and health support from cradle to career.
CFC# 12187

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Uganda Christian University Partners

Helps Uganda Christian University achieve its vision as a center of excellence in the heart of Africa by supporting scholarships and academic programs and by facilitating partnerships with academic institutions and professionals in the U.S.
CFC# 11888

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World Hope International

Works to holistically alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice in Africa and around the world through clean water, education, agribusiness, anti-trafficking, health and emergency relief initiatives.
CFC# 11639

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Tanzania Education Fund

Supports girls and boys, many of them orphans, through scholarships and the Girls' English Language Immersion Initiative. We provide students, teachers and the greater community with healthcare through the Modern Medics Tanzania Clinic.
CFC# 73512

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RISE International

Believes every child should have the chance to go to school, to learn to read and write. RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children, empower communities and contribute to the rebuilding of the country.
CFC# 23149

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Medicine for Mali

Collaborates with partners in Mali, West Africa, in a sustainable approach to improve lives in the villages through medical aid, education, public health, micro-finance loans and clean water wells, while promoting friendship across cultures.
CFC# 12171

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Ashesi University Foundation

Supports Ashesi University, a liberal arts college in Ghana with the mission of educating a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Ashesi graduates are equipped to create innovative, practical solutions to Africa’s needs.
CFC# 55666

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Maasai Girls Education Fund

Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
CFC# 11265

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Lubuto Library Partners

Creates model public youth libraries in Africa as safe havens for all, including children with disabilities, out-of-school or AIDS-affected. Advocates for and educates librarians to address needs of all young people with targeted resources and programs.
CFC# 12370

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Friends of Conservation – Friends of the Masai Mara

Fosters environmental stewardship in Kenya’s renowned Masai Mara– home to endangered elephants, lions, rhinos– as partners with the Maasai people to preserve this global treasure and ensure their communities continue to benefit from their natural heritage.
CFC# 11883

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East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children

Helps women and children living in extreme poverty in rural Kenya to help themselves through high-impact, cost-effective health and education programs and small-business development.
CFC# 12297

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Children of Uganda

Empowers African orphans living in extreme poverty lead healthier lives.  Priority programs emphasize the education and well-being of Uganda’s most vulnerable children and their guardians.
CFC# 11638

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Carolina for Kibera

Develops and supports local leaders, catalyzes positive change and alleviates poverty in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Driven by local needs, our programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and economic development.
CFC# 11016

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Books For Africa

We are the world’s largest shipper of books to Africa. We supply books and educational materials based on what is needed. This includes textbooks, library books, law libraries, and agricultural books in English and French, e-readers and computers.
CFC# 10718

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African Solutions to African Problems

Empowers South African women caring for orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in isolated areas through community-based health, education and development programs. Provides a proven path to well-being, dignity and a brighter future.
CFC# 34002

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Arlington Academy of Hope

Transforming communities in rural eastern Uganda through education and healthcare via a model primary school for 350 students, educational support for 450 students in high school and beyond, and two health clinics serving 20,000+ patients per year.
CFC# 11640

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African Studies Association

Encourages the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa. Aims to cultivate a better understanding of Africa through fostering networks and providing capacity-building for research and publications in African institutes of higher education.
CFC# 11881

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African Aid Organization

Focuses on helping young people engage in the fight against HIV/AIDS through HIV Awareness clubs implemented in African schools. Our work includes interventions designed to help girls and boys avoid at-risk behaviors and stop the transmission of HIV.
CFC# 23942

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Action Africa

Helps children in Sub-Saharan Africa lead healthier, more productive lives. Our work supports education, health, early preparation against pandemics, safety, particularly for orphans and girls, who face greater risk for violence, neglect and illness.
CFC# 55633

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Fights poverty in rural Ethiopia with a holistic approach to change. We apply 100% of donations directly to projects that lift up families and help create thriving communities. Since 2000, we have helped more than 5 million people change their lives.
CFC# 31756

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