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Our Mission

Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa’s mission is to provide life-changing opportunities to young women in Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring, and leadership development.

The Problem

Less than 6% of women in Malawi have graduated high school.
Less than 1% of girls go on to higher education.
47% of all girls in Malawi are married by the age of 18, in comparison to 8% of boys.
In Malawi, girls are under-enrolled in secondary school compared to boys nearly 2:1*
Per capita, Malawi is the sixth poorest country in the world, ranking 181 out of 186 countries.*

The Solution

  • National Statistical Office – NSO/Malawi and ICF Macro. 2011. Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010. Zomba, Malawi: NSO/Malawi and ICF Macro.

  • World Economic Outlook Database. International Monetary Fund.  Updated, April 2017.  http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2017/01/weodata/index.aspx.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all girls in Africa have equal access to secondary education and that young scholars will be empowered to finish school, leverage their educations into viable opportunities for earned income, and have the tools they need to self-advocate for their own life choices.

“For me, school is important because if the girls have an education, they can do other things without depending on the man. Also you delay the onset of having babies, because you’re always at school. I’m different from other girls because I received an education. Those girls who don’t go to school, they can decide to marry at an early age, while I can decide to finish my school and get a job on my own.”

–Munderanji Pangani, AGE Africa Alumna, Class of 2015

Presently Reached with Life Skills, Leadership, and Career Training
Scholarships to secondary school for girls since 2005
Young women supported in accessing higher education at either University, Teacher Training College or vocational school.