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New Regions, New Horizons: Batonga...

The Batonga Foundation officially launched its program for adolescent girls and young women on Friday, July 29, 2022, at a ceremony held in the town of Natitingou, in the Atacora province of northern Benin. Key guests and members of the local community included municipal authorities, program participants and their families, and our regional partner Havre…

Interrelation entre les cercles d’affaires...

By Natacha Agbahoungba Dans le but de garder la production de richesse au sein des cercles et de faciliter la génération de revenus, les jeunes femmes des cercles d’affaires ont des activités qui sont interreliées et connectées. Plusieurs cercles ou activités de jeunes femmes sont sur des chaînes de valeur. Quand on prend les cercles…

The Power of Collective Leadership:...

By Emily Bove End of June, I will move on from my role as the  Batonga Foundation’s Executive Director. As I reflect on the past three years, I can’t help but feel incredibly proud of our team’s journey towards collective leadership. And while we have made some noise around the incredible resources we managed to…

Citoyennes en Herbe : supporting...

In 2021, Batonga launched the “Citoyennes en Herbe” (‘Budding Citizens’) project in rural communities in Benin to empower adolescent girls and young women on citizenship and leadership. Participants in our various Adolescent Girls Leadership (AGL) and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs have been reached through this project. Citoyennes en Herbe allowed adolescent girls and young…

Batonga is entering new communities

“2022 is an exciting year at Batonga.” Just ask anyone on our team. It is one of those years we will not forget because our team and programs are growing. We are destined to reach more adolescent girls and young women through expansion to new communities throughout Benin. Here’s a look at what we have…

Batonga is growing in 2022!

The year 2022 is a particularly exciting and thrilling year at Batonga. We welcome positive transformations. The organization is growing, expanding its programs, new members, new offices for the Benin team. In March, Batonga’s staff moved to a new office space in the city of Cotonou in the Haie Vive. Working in partnership with the…