USAID-Batonga Foundation Alliance

The Batonga Foundation Alliance aims to support one hundred and one (101) Batonga Girl Scholars to complete their high school studies.

USAID-Batonga Foundation Alliance

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)


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Batonga Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    At Batonga, they are harnessing the economic potential of the most marginalized female youth and arming adolescent girls with education and skills to transform their economic potential into...

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Key Information

LocationBenin, West Africa
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 300 Thousand