Transforming her potential into power
Transforming her potential into power
Transforming her potential into power

The Batonga Foundation’s mission is to equip the hardest-to-reach girls and women with knowledge and skills to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.
We achieve this through:

Discovering

communities through digital data collection and mapping

  • Using innovative technology to collect household level information to see and understand the full universe of young women and girls
  • Identifying the most vulnerable young women and girls, including orphans, girls married while still children, young mothers, and those girls who are out of school or who have never been to school, and providing them with access to Girls Clubs

Empowering

the most vulnerable young women and girls through Girls Clubs

  • Providing access to weekly girl-only safe spaces where they gain a local female mentor’s support, physical and emotional security, technical and life skills, and a sense of value and belonging
  • Building peer networks and social capital that will give girls agency over their own lives so they are never forced by poverty and circumstance to compromise themselves
  • Training mentors to take an open, participatory approach toward teaching, a technique that often does not exist in the formal school system or in the girls’ homes
  • Enhancing the health and livelihoods of girls’ communities by enabling Girls Clubs to generate income through small businesses

Inspiring

others to take action through shared learning and advocacy

  • Sharing evidence-based knowledge and promoting innovation to ensure that Batonga and other actors in this field are designing and implementing the most effective and impactful programs for the populations we serve
  • Serving as a thought leader for intentional, data-driven and environmentally friendly programs, tools and technologies that support girls and young women

Batonga's targeted approach