From Potential to Power

Our Mission

The Batonga Foundation equips the hardest-to-reach girls and women with the knowledge and skills they need to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.

Building safe spaces for girls

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Investing in young women entrepreneurs

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What a difference a mentor makes

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Amplifying girl’s and young women’s voices

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Who we support

We work with community leaders and local mentors to identify girls, often hard to locate, likely to be socially isolated or disadvantaged. Many live on less than $2 a day.

We serve adolescent girls from 12-18, and young women from 19-30.

Angélique Kidjo

As a girl in Benin, Angélique Kidjo witnessed first-hand some of her friends and peers forced into life decisions that went against their rights, their wellbeing, and their dreams. She realized that adolescence is a critical period of a woman's life, and that with strong social support and access to resources and opportunities, girls aim higher and achieve more.

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