Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

West African singer, songwriter and UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador

Monica Winsor

Monica Winsor

Partner, The Inspired Philanthropy Group

Mary Louise Cohen

Mary Louise Cohen

Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP and Director, Opportunity Fund

Jean Hebrail

Jean Hebrail

Songwriter, arranger and composer

Aleta Williams

Aleta Williams

Director, Business Development and Diversification, FHI 360

Joel H. Samuels

Joel H. Samuels

Professor of Law, Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative, University of South Carolina

Romuald Hazoumè

Romuald Hazoumè

Contemporary visual artist, Benin

Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke

Chairman, Investment Committee, RH Bophelo

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1984) Founder, The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre

Dr. Christiana A. M. Thorpe

Dr. Christiana A. M. Thorpe

Sierra Leone
Founding Chair, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE Sierra Leone Chapter) Chairperson & Chief Electoral Commissioner

Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Canada
Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Chair, Stephen Lewis Foundation

Dr. Ruth Bamela Engo

Dr. Ruth Bamela Engo

Cameroon
Former Director of Labour of Cameroon and former UN Senior Economic Affairs Officer President, African Action on AIDS (AAA)

Leadership

Emily Bove

Emily Bove

Executive Director
Washington, D.C. Office

Wenceslas T. Djokpé

Wenceslas T. Djokpé

Benin Country Director
Cotonou, Benin Office

Staff

Brice O. Ahognonvi

Brice O. Ahognonvi

Training and Community Outreach Manager

Arsène DANGBEDJI

Arsène DANGBEDJI

Facilitator
Savalou, Benin Office

Chérifatou Gounou

Chérifatou Gounou

Assistant for Program Design, Innovation and Gender Inclusion
Cotonou, Benin Office

Caitlin Hone

Caitlin Hone

Program and Outreach Officer
Washington, D.C. Office

Solange HOUEDJI

Solange HOUEDJI

Facilitator
Savalou, Benin Office

Gabriel Kpoton

Gabriel Kpoton

Facilitator
Bohicon, Benin Office

Ariel Franck Mensah

Ariel Franck Mensah

Financial Manager & Accountant
Cotonou, Benin Office

Eslatt Bignon SETCHEGBE

Eslatt Bignon SETCHEGBE

Facilitator
Bohicon, Benin Office

Emily Strange

Emily Strange

Marketing and Development Officer
Washington, D.C. Office

The Batonga Foundation operates 126 Leadership Clubs across 15 villages. Each Leadership Club is lead by one of our 34 trained, local mentors. Our mentors work tirelessly, 24/7 to teach, guide, support and advocate for the girls in our clubs. The work of our mentors is at the very core of our programs and nothing that we do could be done without them. Take a moment to learn about some of our amazing Mentors via the button below.