The Batonga Foundation was established in 2006 by a West African singer, Angelique Kidjo. The Foundation partnered with USAID’s Ambassadors Girls' Scholarship Program (AGSP) partner, World Education, to provide secondary school scholarships to girls in Benin and Mali who completed primary school through AGSP scholarships.
The foundation currently has a Global Development Alliance (GDA) with USIAD. A GDA is a partnership between select non-profit organizations and USIAD helps the non-profits to improve social and economic conditions in countries through matching financial assistance. The foundation has also partnered with two local girls’ empowerment organizations in Benin to implement a threeyear program providing 101 girls with secondary school scholarships, mentoring programs, disease prevention education, food, school supplies and community education on domestic violence. The program in Benin is to be implemented by in-country partners GAJES (Group d’Action pour la Justice et l’Egalite Social) and ACDD (Actions Communautaires pour le Developpement Durable)
|Location||Benin, West Africa|
|Value||USD 300 Thousand|