The Girl Impact is a collaborative project between world leading volunteer organization, African Impact and African Impact Foundation, a NGO based in nine locations across East and Southern Africa. Our goal is to support and educate young girls to help them make better informed decisions as they move towards womanhood, provide educational workshops and encourage income generating activities. Further, we look past just girls and women and empower surrounding boys and men to join and encourage the movement of gender equality.
What We Do
How We Do It
Drawing from the years of development experience both organizations have in Africa, volunteer projects were set up in three amazing locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Livingstone, Zambia; and Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
African Impact has on ground year round staff and volunteer support to carry out programming, workshops, curriculum, and income generating activities. African Impact Foundation provides necessary funds for the programming, Community Centers, and carries out all monitoring and evaluation for a successful, sustainable and long-lasting impact on the communities.
These three gender equality volunteer projects aid in the development and education of girls between the ages of 11 and 18; a crucial time when a girl’s future potential and opportunities can flourish through education, learning skills and social support, or be stunted and stifled by the irreversible effects of child marriage, early pregnancy, HIV and other preventable hardships.
This project began by carrying out grass-root assessments within each community in order to understand the individual needs and challenges facing girls and boys in that specific region. To date, we continue these assessments and all programming and fundraising initiatives are drawn straight from the goals of the community.