• Organization TypeFoundation
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2006

Batonga Foundation

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 economic power. They strive to go “beyond the paved road,” and target those girls who are “invisible” or typically left out of traditional education and development initiatives. Educate a girl, transform a community There is a growing consensus that the most cost-effective way to help African nations reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for their citizens is to support education for girls. In the words of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “To educate girls is to reduce poverty.” Investment in adolescent girls’ education provides a multitude of diverse benefits for girls, their families, and their communities. Yet, gender parity rates in sub-Saharan Africa remain the lowest in the world, especially when it comes to secondary school education (grades 7 to 12). Adolescent girls are most often the first forced to give up their schooling due to the debilitating effect of poverty and the AIDS pandemic, creating a vicious cycle that persists across generations. Of the girls who do complete secondary school, only 5.24 percent go on to university, vocational school or some form of job training (World Bank) Adolescence is a critical occasion to educate and empower young girls with the tools they need to live healthy lives and better care for their future children. Secondary school, in particular, is a major opportunity to equip adolescent girls with the skills and knowledge they need to dramatically reduce disease spread, hunger, early marriage, and infant and child mortality in their countries. Families, communities and entire economies benefit when girls’ human potential is realized.  
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Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Manager, Administration & Finance
    United States

Staff at Batonga Foundation have experience in


  • research & development
  • human rights
  • data management
  • development
  • education


  • benin
  • united states
  • sierra leone
  • ethiopia
  • turkey


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1140 3rd Street NE Suite 2016
  • District of Columbia 20002
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 2000 Massachusetts Ave NW
  • District of Columbia 20036