23rd May 2014
Angelique joined the First lady, Michelle Obama, yesterday at a roundtable discussion about the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram and about international girls’ education.
The First lady said the issue of educating women and girls internationally is important to her and she plans to work on it long after leaving the White House.
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!
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:
140 girls are receiving scholarships to continue their education;
82 girls are receiving vocational training and support to increase their employment opportunities;
58 women have completed vocational training programs;
57 women have completed business training and have received loans;
150 women are engaged in local programs that teach about savings and loans.
These numbers will continue to rise as The Batonga Foundation and Mercy Corps work together to support these girls and offer them great educational opportunities!
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