East Africa’s Akilah Institute Adopts Skills-Based Curriculum, Expands Online Reach

East Africa’s Akilah Institute Adopts Skills-Based Curriculum, Expands Online Reach

Categorized as: , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , on March 26, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Asante Africa Foundation, The School Fund, Women LEAD.

  CATALYST PARTNER UPDATE: Akilah Institute in East Africa: Part 1    By Suzanne Skees, Founder/Director   Our connection: Our family has been honored to support the Akilah Institute in Kigali, Rwanda, since 2012—first as friends, when I had the lucky chance to...Read more
What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: This year, Batonga Foundation, founded and led by Grammy-award-winner West African musician and U.N. ambassador Angélique Kidjo, undertakes a targeted, data-based approach called the “Girl Roster” to survey 10-to-14-year-old girls in...Read more
Transforming Education in Haiti through Leadership Training

Transforming Education in Haiti through Leadership Training

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on February 19, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Educate Lanka, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Medha, Teach North Korean Refugees, The School Fund.

By Suzanne Skees, Founder/Director  Editor’s note: When you think of the small Caribbean island nation of Haiti, you might think of devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, crumbling infrastructure and intergenerational poverty. Or you might think of...Read more
“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on June 17, 2016. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: You think you have challenges as a women, either running for president or voting for one? Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), also voting this November, are banding together to demand greater government representation in a nation with...Read more
Be a Hummingbird: Using Story to Heal East African Women

Be a Hummingbird: Using Story to Heal East African Women

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By Suzanne Skees We’re happy and honored to have helped support the production of this brand-new video that explains the work of Resonate Workshops, an organization serving Rwanda and Uganda that is distinctly brave, local, feminine, and tenaciously hopeful . ....Read more