Summary: AGE Africa supports disadvantaged girls in rural Malawi to complete secondary school with scholarships, an extracurricular life skills program, and post-secondary assistance to pursue higher education or income-generating activities. --- Advancing Girls' Education in Africa (AGE Africa) supports girls to attend and graduate from public secondary schools in Malawi and even go on to pursue higher education or employment opportunities. The program primarily targets girls from disadvantaged, rural backgrounds, many of whom are at-risk of dropping out, single or double orphans, or affected by HIV/AIDS. AGE Africa works closely with the government - both at the district and central levels - to identify populations in need and introd...
Description of Scale and Reach
Though AGE Africa has not yet reached full scale, the program now provides scholarships to more than five times as many girls as in 2011. With help from local organizations, AGE Africa has seen the CHATS program expand to a number of additional schools outside of the program.