Angelique speaks to Michelle Obama about girls’ education and the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls #Bringbackourgirls

23rd May 2014

Angelique Kidjo and the First Lady

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.

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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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We’re hiring! Batonga is looking for a Program and Outreach Associate in Washington, D.C.

The Program and Outreach Associate supports the Executive Director in …

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 …