Shining a Light on AGE Africa

AGE Africa is proud to be supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation dedicated to empowering adolescent girls through education around the world. In fall 2023, the Girls Opportunity Alliance brought three global humanitarians to visit our programming in Malawi to see this work up close and to hear from the girls we support: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and philanthropist Melinda French Gates. They sat down with students and alumnae of our program who shared how AGE Africa is helping them to remain in school, avoid child marriage, and continue to pursue their dreams.

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.


This video about Diana’s story was produced by Namuh Media for the Girls’ Opportunity Alliance in celebration of International Women’s Day. Help support girls like Diana by giving to AGE Africa.

How We Make Change

For girls in Malawi, the road to education is often a daunting and intimidating journey. AGE Africa gives scholars the tools they need to overcome the obstacles on their way to success.

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AGE Africa’s scholarship program provides scholarships for rural and vulnerable young women at 47 Malawian public secondary schools.



Creating Healthy Approaches to Success (CHATS) is an after school life-skills program aimed at giving scholars tools to overcome social barriers.



Project For Awesome 2023: Advancing Girls' Education in Africa

Our Vision

Our vision is that girls in Malawi become leaders of change in their families, communities, and country in both the public and private sectors as a result of equal access to and completion of secondary and as well as post-secondary education or training.


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.
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