Who We Are

The Girl Impact is a collaborative project between African Impact, a responsible, community driven volunteer organization, and the African Impact Foundation, an NGO based in 9 locations across Eastern and Southern Africa. Our goal is to support and educate young girls to help them make better informed decisions as they move towards womanhood by providing educational workshops and facilitating income generating initiatives. We also encourage boys and men to join the conversation and join the movement towards gender equality.

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Countries

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Towns

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Girls directly impacted

How We Do It

Drawing from the years of development experience both organizations have in Africa, volunteer projects were set up in 3 locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Livingstone, Zambia; and Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

African Impact has staff on the ground throughout the year and offers volunteer support to carry out programming, workshops, curriculum, and income generating activities. The African Impact Foundation provides necessary funds for the programming and community centers and carries out all monitoring and evaluation to ensure the projects are successful, sustainable, and have a long-lasting impact on the communities.

These 3 gender equality volunteer projects aid in the development and education of girls between the ages of 10 and 18; a crucial time when a girl’s future potential and opportunities can flourish through education, skills learning, 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.

To tackle these issues, focus on 6 key areas that provide a framework for our initiatives. We refer to these as our ‘6 Pillars’.