Batonga is a Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Non-Profit!

3rd July 2013


The Batonga Foundation was recently named one of the Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits by the Great Non-Profits website. Receiving this honorable award will greatly increase our visibility, and we hope that it will remind our existing supporters of the powerful work that Batonga is doing!

Check out Batonga on the Women’s Empowerment Award Page!

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Ethiopia Update

2nd June 2013


Exciting progress is being made at one of Batonga’s newest programs in Ethiopia! Working in partnership with Mercy Corps, our main objective is to help girls complete secondary school and to empower women and girls through increased participation in economic activities. Over the past six months, we are happy to report that:

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Batonga Supports Girls in Rural Ethiopia

20th March 2013


Did you know that 7 in 10 girls in Ethiopia do not attend secondary school?

This deprives them of the many benefits of education: later marriage, healthier children, higher wages, stronger communities, and more prosperous countries. In Ethiopia’s public education system, families must pay for school fees, books, uniforms and supplies – costs that are prohibitive for the poorest families.

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Batonga Founder, Angelique Kidjo, wins third Grammy Award for Best World Music Album

Congratulations to Batonga’s founder, Angélique Kidjo, on winning her third …

Angélique Kidjo coming to the DMV area Dec 5th!

For all those located in the DMV area, we’re excited to …

Please join us Nov. 3rd for an intimate evening with Angelique Kidjo at ABC Carpet & Home!

Attention all Batonga supporters and Angelique Kidjo fans in the …