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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

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

Provides medical education, training, equipment and care in East Africa. Supports radiology education and provides ultrasound and other radiology equipment for general, obstetrical, cardiac health.
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

Invests in groundbreaking programs for African women’s leadership and education. Supports Uganda’s first rural university for women, catalyzing innovation in agriculture and rural communities.
CFC# 91656

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Indego Africa Project

Helps Rwandan women gain financial independence through economic and educational empowerment. Ensures women artisans earn fair-trade income and gain skills needed to grow their businesses.
CFC# 89767

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Bridge2Rwanda

Helps create Africa’s future leaders by preparing talented African students to attend international universities. Supports students throughout university experience. Identifies employment opportunities for returning graduates.
CFC# 68735

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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

Transforming children's lives in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Partners with local organizations to combat child labor, promote education, and reduce infant and mortality rates.
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 quality in the classrooms, and providing scholarships and leadership development.
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. The only organization helping the neediest children nationally.
CFC# 34082

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BEADS for Education

Supports Kenyan girls living in poverty to attend school through college; provides school construction, supplies, life workshops. Graduates become community teaching interns before entering careers.
CFC# 83026

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Akilah Institute for Women

Transforming young African women’s lives with practical and market-relevant skills to help them find meaningful employment. Classes include English, hospitality, tourism, leadership, and public speaking.
CFC# 80687

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H2O for Life

Provides clean drinking water and sanitation to African schools through programs with U.S. schools. 100% of donations go to African schools participating in “WASH.”
CFC# 80300

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Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

Provides village-based health/education projects in Ghana, West Africa, so children can attend school, lead healthy lives. Our public preschools, playgrounds, health centers benefit whole villages.
CFC# 24228

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The Fregenet Foundation

Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve community health needs, ultimately reducing poverty, AIDS, gender inequality, political oppression.
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 Africa and developing countries worldwide via the establishment of pediatric health clinics and medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
CFC# 11019

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Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Empowers poor, rural African women to improve their lives through small-business loans. Works through community-based partners. Provides business and bookkeeping training, support groups—ensuring success.
CFC# 40340

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Tostan

Promotes sustainable community-led development and positive social change. Empowers African communities to take action for human rights, democracy, and health through holistic, participatory and non-formal education.
CFC# 23328

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Nurturing Minds

Provides quality education for poor marginalized girls in Tanzania, enabling them to attend and complete high school. Supports a residential school, scholarships, counseling and training.
CFC# 64595

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Africa Classroom Connection

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.
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 assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
CFC# 10716

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Touch Foundation

Saving lives in Tanzania by partnering with local leadership to train and place healthcare workers, build collaborative networks, and optimize healthcare delivery.
CFC# 86566

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African Childrens Haven

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.
CFC# 19142

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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

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.
CFC# 85593

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Invisible Children

Rebuilding lives of child war victims in northern Uganda through scholarships, employment, school programs. Working to end current violence against children/families in Central Africa.
CFC# 50299

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Ubuntu Education Fund

Helps South Africa's orphaned and vulnerable children access higher education and employment by providing world-class household stability, educational, and medical support from cradle to career.
CFC# 12187

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Uganda Christian University Partners

Provides scholarships to students attending Uganda Christian University to increase the number of teachers, businessmen, lawyers, and other professionals of faith. Also supports construction, technical, and library projects.
CFC# 11888

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World Hope International

Alleviates suffering and injustice in Africa and elsewhere through education, microfinance, and community health programs. Builds wells, provides HIV/AIDS education and orphan care, and works to prevent human trafficking.
CFC# 11639

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Tanzania Education Fund

Provides a high school education to 300 boys and girls in eastern Tanzania, by supporting Nianjema Secondary School. Funds teacher salaries, building construction and maintenance, and scholarships.
CFC# 73512

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RISE International

Builds primary schools in rural Angola. After decades of war, it is estimated that between 513,000 and several million children are still not in school.
CFC# 23149

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South Africa Partners

Helps improve healthcare, education, and economic development in South Africa through partnerships with local communities and organizations. Focuses on the most vulnerable--women and children.
CFC# 12376

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Kenya Education Fund

Provides high school scholarships to boys and girls in Kenya chosen for their academic potential, financial need, and desire to serve their community.
CFC# 12373

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Medicine for Mali

Provides medical services, supplies, health classes for women/children, clean water projects, and economic development, including microfinance loans, education, sustainable agriculture in Mali, West Africa.
CFC# 12171

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Firelight Foundation

Provides food, clothing, shelter, education, comfort to African children orphaned/affected by HIV/AIDS through grassroots organizations helping communities and families care for these vulnerable children.
CFC# 46882

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Generation Rwanda

Provides university scholarships to Rwandan orphans and socially vulnerable young people who will become Rwanda’s future leaders by promoting economic development and social reconciliation.
CFC# 86103

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Ashesi University Foundation

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.
CFC# 55666

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mothers2mothers International

Prevents mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission through innovative mentoring program. Saves lives, combats stigma, and empowers African women through comprehensive support for HIV-positive pregnant women/new mothers.
CFC# 14257

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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

Builds beautiful libraries as enriching safe havens for African orphans and street children, and engages U.S. students in developing excellent book collections for Lubuto Libraries.
CFC# 12370

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Friends of Conservation – Friends of the Masai Mara

Protects wildlife in the Masai Mara and other wildlife reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, through habitat conservation programs, anti-poaching efforts, youth education, and community development.
CFC# 11883

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Earth Institute works throughout Africa and worldwide to reduce poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, and environmental degradation through cross-cutting scientific research, education, and implementing practical solutions.
CFC# 74714

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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

Gives a hand up to orphans and vulnerable youth in Uganda by providing them with quality education, basic healthcare and skills training for self-reliance.
CFC# 11638

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Carolina for Kibera

Founded by a University of North Carolina graduate, US Marine. Supports sports programs, medical clinics, and girls' center in impoverished Kibera, Kenya. Named TIME magazine Hero of Global Health.
CFC# 11016

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The BOMA Project

Helping poor women in Northern Kenya start sustainable small businesses so they can survive droughts and feed and educate their children.
CFC# 12366

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Books For Africa

World's largest organization working to end the book famine in Africa. Collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children, adults, libraries, and schools throughout Africa.
CFC# 10718

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African Solutions to African Problems

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.
CFC# 34002

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Arlington Academy of Hope

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.
CFC# 11640

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African Studies Association

Largest organization in the world devoted to promoting information exchange about Africa. Publishes research, supports African studies, and provides information to the general public.
CFC# 11881

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African Aid Organization

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.
CFC# 23942

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Action Africa

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.
CFC# 55633

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

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.
CFC# 31756

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