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Initiative pour la Promotion de la Santé Rurale et le Développement Intégré au Burundi
Burundi | Bujumbura

Initiative pour la Promotion de la Santé Rurale et le Développement Intégré au Burundi (IPSDI) promotes access to education through after-school learning activities for children in a post-conflict environment, especially girls and internally displaced children and youth, including children with disabilities, children living with HIV, and survivors of sexual violence.

Visit: ipsdiburundi.org


Center for Development Initiatives
Ghana | Accra

Working in both urban slums and rural areas, Center for Development Initiatives (CDI) provides access to education, leadership training, empowerment programs, and health services to migrant, out-of-school girls who are survivors of gender-based violence or human trafficking.

Visit: cdighana.org
International Child Development Program
Ghana | Lashibi

International Child Development Program (ICDP) helps children develop social skills by placing the child at the center of all its interventions. The organization also educates parents, educators, and community members about the benefits of child-centered approaches to a child’s growth and development.

Visit: icdpghana.org
Mother of All Nations Foundation
Ghana | Adenta

Mother of All Nations Foundation promotes reading and literacy through reading camps for children living in slum communities, making the experience fun, engaging, and interactive.

Visit: moanf.org
Move the World
Ghana | Medie

Move the World utilizes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a tool to promote a love of learning within schools.

Visit: movetheworld.co
Starters Technology
Ghana | Teshie-Nungua

Starters Technology leverages technology to help children explore their potential in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through storybooks, bootcamps, and school or home mentoring sessions.

Visit: starterstech.com
Street Children Empowerment Foundation
Ghana | Jamestown

Street Children Empowerment Foundation rescues and rehabilitates children living on the streets and reintegrates them into mainstream schools through engagement in its Learning Hub.

Visit: scef-international.org
Young Visionary Leaders Ghana
Ghana | Adenta

Through school club activities, Young Visionary Leaders Ghana coaches, mentors, motivates, and inspires children to become productive, prolific, and visionary future leaders.

Visit: yvlghana.org
Youth Advocates Ghana
Ghana | Nsawam

Youth Advocates Ghana is a youth-led organization that leverages advocacy to empower school children to know their rights and influence policies that affect them.

Visit: youthadvocatesghana.org


Haki Centre
Kenya | Mombasa

Haki Centre promotes social justice by enhancing community participation in sustainable development processes.

Visit: hakicentre.org
Jitegemee Children’s Program
Kenya | Machakos

Jitegemee Children’s Program holistically empowers children to grow and live sustainable lives by providing nutritional requirements, psychosocial support, health care, and a clear pathway to appropriate schooling or training.

Visit: jitegemee.org
Maji Mazuri
Kenya | Nairobi

Maji Mazuri helps children, youth, and families escape poverty and thrive by providing the foundation through education and other types of support.

Visit: majimazuri.org
Oasis Mathare
Kenya | Nairobi

Through its youth center, located in Nairobi’s Mathare slums, Oasis Mathare provides a safe, social, and educational space for children of all ages to play, work on their homework, and access computers and the internet, while also offering an economic empowerment program for older youth, particularly young mothers.

Read more: Increasing access to education and technology in Kenya
Visit: oasismathare.org
Youth Safety Awareness Initiative
Kenya | Nairobi

Dedicated to reducing rates of incarceration and recidivism among Nairobi’s youth, YSAI works directly in prisons to develop young people’s leadership and livelihood skills, while also working with children and youth in the heart of communities – especially in slums, where the incidence of crime is high – to promote community safety and steer them away from crime.

Read more: A former prison inmate advances justice for Kenya’s youth | The leaders of tomorrow are ready … today I Young paralegals lead fight against coronavirus in Kenyan community | Empowering incarcerated youth in Kenya and the United States
Visit: crimesipoa.org


Community HealthCare Initiative
 Liberia | Bopolu

With a focus on rural teenagers, Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI) educates girls about their sexual and reproductive rights, health and hygiene, and the harmful effects of early marriage and FGM/C, while also providing safe spaces for them to discuss issues that affect them. CHI also advocates at the national level for better protections for girls across Liberia.

Read more: Empowering girls in Liberia with health information and leadership skills  | Working together to empower girls in West Africa
Visit: chciliberia.org


Halley Movement
Mauritius | Port Louis

Halley Movement is a coalition of charitable organizations working for the welfare of children and families in Mauritius and in the Southern African region.

Read more: Promoting child welfare amid an oil spill and a pandemic
Visit: halleymovement.org


Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection
Nigeria | Lagos

Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) moves survivors of gender-based violence and sexual abuse, as well as other girls in rural communities and urban slums, to safer environments and offers them psychosocial and learning support.

Child and Youth Protection Foundation
Nigeria | Abuja

Child and Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF) empowers girls who are trafficking survivors through formal education, psychosocial support, and mentoring.


Senegal | Saint Louis

Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE) advances the rights and education of adolescent girls – especially those who live on the streets or are at high risk for human trafficking, modern-day slavery, sexual violence, or abuse – by providing them with a safe space and psychosocial support, helping to reunite them with their families, and helping them to go to school.

Read more: Announcing the 2021 Sustainability and Dignity Award winners
Visit: jeunesse-espoir-senegal.com


Sierra Leone
Center for Advocacy and Sustainable Empowerment Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone | Bo

Dedicated to removing barriers to girls’ education in Sierra Leone, Center for Advocacy and Sustainable Empowerment (CASE SALONE) empowers girls to stay in school, realize their potential, and take on leadership positions. Working in schools and communities, CASE SALONE establishes student empowerment clubs; trains girls in leadership and public speaking; and provides girls with safe spaces and counseling services. It also operates savings initiatives to help parents invest in their children’s education.

Read more: Empowering girls in Sierra Leone one speech at a time | Working together to empower girls in West Africa
Visit: facebook.com/casesl1/
Children’s forum Network – Kenema
Sierra Leone | Kenema

In a community where the prevalence of FGM/C is over 90%, Children’s Forum Network – Kenema creates safe spaces for children to discuss and raise public awareness about the issues affecting their lives. A local, autonomous branch of Sierra Leone’s national children’s parliament, CFN-Kenema also organizes trainings and conferences on specific child rights issues to help young people speak out against child rights violations.

Read more: From children’s club to equal partner: CFN’s journey with Global Fund for Children | Working together to empower girls in West Africa
Integrated Development Program for Teenagers
Sierra Leone | Bo

Integrated Development Program for Teenagers (IDP4T) empowers teens in Sierra Leone to have agency over their bodies and make informed life decisions. It conducts Teen Talk programs in schools, operates a helpline, and provides direct services to young survivors of violence and trafficking.

Read more: Working together to empower girls in West Africa | Creating safe spaces for adolescent girls in Sierra Leone
Wi Gial Pekin Dem Foundation
Sierra Leone | Kenema

Empowering girls to stand up for their rights and dignity, Wi Gial Pekin Dem Foundation (WGF) works in schools to teach girls about sexual reproductive health and rights, educate them about menstrual hygiene and management, and provide them with sanitary pads. The organization also uses its extensive community relationships to rescue girls who are at risk of FGM/C, trafficking, or abuse, and provides mentorship to out-of-school girls, especially those who have left school due to unplanned pregnancies.

Read more: Working together to empower girls in West Africa
Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society
Sierra Leone | Bo

Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES) develops the capacity of girls in Bo, Sierra Leone, both in and out of school, to speak out against sexual and gender-based violence, advocate for sexual and reproductive rights, and become agents of change in their communities. The organization also conducts extensive community outreach and advocates for policy change to benefit girls and women.

Read more: The girls have won! | Working together to empower girls in West Africa


South Africa
South Africa | Johannesburg

Working with girls and young women between the ages of 18 and 28 from underserved communities, 18twenty8 promotes their educational and personal development, encouraging them to pursue higher education and empowering them through life skills workshops, mentoring, career guidance, and financial assistance.

Visit: 18twenty8.org
Jelly Beanz Inc.
South Africa | Cape Town

Jelly Beanz Inc. (JBI) promotes child protection and safety through direct services for sexually abused children and those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect, offering in-depth individual and group counseling, as well as life skills training on such topics as HIV/AIDS prevention and management, how to report abuse, and career opportunities.

Read more: Jelly Beanz wins first-ever Dignity Award
Visit: jellybeanz.org.za
Nayanaya Trust
South Africa | Johannesburg

Founded by an award-winning South African filmmaker, Nayanaya Trust empowers young people – particularly young women – to tell their stories, develop career skills, and drive social change through the power of filmmaking.

Read more: Documenting history and amplifying young voices in South Africa
Visit: nayanayatrust.com
xtreme Youth Projects
South Africa | Ekurhuleni

In the township of Tembisa, where 95% of the population is low-income, Xtreme Youth Projects offers a range of programs to empower children and youth, including life skills development, an entrepreneurship program, and performing arts activities that break down stereotypes, encourage positive self-image, and nurture young talent.

Visit: xtremeyouth.org.za


Amuno Rural Hub
Uganda | Bukedea

Amuno Rural Hub offers library services, supplementary reading, and games to students in rural Uganda.

Visit: amuno.org
The Andtex Training and Care Organization
Uganda | Mukono

The Andtex Training and Care Organization (TATCO) adopts community schools and creates a conducive learning environment for children by providing them with human and interactive educational resources.

Visit: tatacoug.wix.com/tatacoug
Applied Sciences and Technology Laboratories
Uganda | Gulu

Applied Sciences and Technology Laboratories exposes students from remote schools to improved and equitable access to high-quality, hands-on STEM education and programming through science clubs.

Visit: asatlabs.org
BaNgaAfayo Initiative Uganda
Uganda | Kayunga

BaNgaAfayo offers remedial after-school programs to help students catch up in math and literacy using interactive play-based methodologies to improve attendance, retention, and outcomes.

Visit: bangaafayo.org
Centre for Adolescent Reproductive Health Foundation
Uganda | Lira

Centre for Adolescent Reproductive Health Foundation increases access to inclusive primary education, as well as its quality and sustainability, through traditional dances.

Visit: cefarh.org
Community Focus International
Uganda | Lira

Community Focus International empowers communities in vulnerable circumstances and people with disabilities and their caretakers through assistive mobility devices and alternative basic education.

Visit: communityfocusinternational.org
Hope and Peace for Humanity
Uganda | Gulu

Hope and Peace for Humanity works with schools, local entrepreneurs, and traditional authorities to support conflict-affected children, especially girls, children with disabilities, and orphans. Some of these young people survived forced labor perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army or sexual abuse.

Implicit Effect Admonitors Agency
Uganda | Kampala

Implicit Effect Admonitors Agency (IEAA) promotes comprehensive, positive social development through education and auxiliary services.

Visit: impliciteffect.com
Read to Learn Foundation
Uganda | Kampala

Read to Learn Foundation establishes playful community libraries to encourage a love of reading and uses locally sourced materials to make toys.

Amos Youth Center
Zambia | Kafue

Amos Youth Center empowers youth in peri-urban communities through education and leadership development to break the cycle of poverty in their communities.

Visit: africaneducationprogram.org/amos-youth-centre
Chimwemwe Organisation for the Promotion of Early Childhood Rights, Education and Development
Zambia | Chipata

Chimwemwe Organisation for the Promotion of Early Childhood Rights, Education and Development (COPECRED) provides comprehensive early childhood development care for preschool-aged children and offers entrepreneurship guidance to families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Visit: facebook.com/Copecred
Creative Hands
Zambia | Kitwe

Creative Hands nurtures children’s creativity by establishing origami clubs and agri-science in schools to improve school retention.

Visit: facebook.com/Creative-Hands-Zambia-113255127061280
Kitwe Arts Foundation
Zambia | Kitwe

Kitwe Arts Foundation uses native games, sports, and art to prevent children from joining gangs, help them get off the streets and into schools, and improve school retention.

Visit: facebook.com/KITWE-ARTS-Foundation-1788165221433052
Na Tubelenge Children’s Library
Zambia | Lusaka

Na Tubelenge Children’s Library offers mobile library services, supplementary reading, and games to students from high-density but poorly resourced schools.

Visit: facebook.com/natubelengechildrenslibrary
The Paideia Project
Zambia | Lusaka

The Paideia Project introduces interactive learning kits to rural schools in Zambia to aid the learning and understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in schools.

Visit: thepaideiaproject.org
Zambia | Livingstone

ReachAll establishes literacy clubs in schools using reading mentors to engage young learners.

Visit: facebook.com/ReachAll.Z
Topping Crue Foundation
Zambia | Livingstone

Topping Crue Foundation provides access to education for children from one of the poorest communities in Livingstone, Zambia, using engaging play-based interventions to encourage attendance and improve outcomes.

Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation
Zambia | Isoka

Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation offers access to education for children in one of the most remote areas of Zambia and uses play to motivate children to attend school.

Visit: tusekwileimitiikula.org

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