Blog & Media 2017-08-09T19:06:19+00:00

Blog

Girls and Leadership in Malawi

By: Gertrude Kabwazi, AGE Africa Country Director They are girls today but, womanhood beckons them tomorrow. The early bird catches the worm, so they say. Indeed those who prepare early and well have a greater [...]

Staff Spotlight – Irina

I am Irina Manjomo an AGE Africa District Officer for Mulanje District. Growing up was never easy for me, I was born in a family of 7. When I was 5 years old, I suffered [...]

All-Scholars Retreat 2017

Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto with AGE Africa's scholars Last week, over 100 of AGE Africa’s Scholars, gathered in Blantyre, Malawi for the annual AGE Africa All-Scholars Retreat. This years, theme,“Leadership by Choice, not by [...]

AGE Africa joins the Coalition for Adolescent Girls

The Coalition for Adolescent Girls Mission, Vision The Mission The Coalition for Adolescent Girls drives new and improves existing programming, policies, and investments that will promote the rights and opportunities of adolescent girls. The Vision [...]

Join AGE Africa and the Picnic Theatre Company for a Performance of Tartuffe! Proceeds Donated to AGE

Picnic Theatre Company is putting on a performance of Moliere’s “Tartuffe, The Hypocrite” and donating proceeds from the show to AGE Africa.  The show will feature cast members Nurith Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, [...]

New School Year, New Term…New Blog!

The start of a new year is always a busy time for AGE Africa scholars and program team alike.  The start of a new school year indicates the start of a new term in [...]

Media

7/16/2015 Marrying young “limits the girls’ belief that their opinions matter,” says Kristina Lederer, director of development at AGE Africa. “It shapes their sense of self-worth.” Kristina is featured in this article about how groups are working to stop child marriage in Malawi.

12/6/2014  AGE Alumna Lessenia Chikho’s piece “What it Means to be a Girl in Malawi“, Age Alumna Lessenia Chikho who is now studying Economics at university shares her views on the gender power imbalance that prevails from birth in Malawi.

10/18/2014AGE Alumna Idah Savala’s Song “Not an Easy Road”, Idah Savala
AGE Alumna Idah Savala wrote a poem called “Not an Easy Road.” Through a partnership with Sing Me A Story Foundation, AGE Africa paired up with singer/songwriter Rachel Taylor who performs and records Idah’s lyrics.

10/16/2014Announcing Fall 2014 Grantees for the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund, Sarah Manthey
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces AGE Africa as one of the fall 2014 grantees for the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund. Ms. Catherine Bertini explains that, “Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE Africa) and Girls Education Initiative offer leadership and development programs that are critical to educating girls and keeping them in school.”

09/25/2014AGE Africa Joins Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Julia Gillard in Making a Historic Commitment to Girls’ Education, AGE Africa
AGE Africa joins 30 others in making a historic $600 million collaborative commitment to girls’ education through Hilary Clinton’s ‘CHARGE’ (Collaborative Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education).

09/24/2014Hillary Clinton Gets A+ For New Program To Get 14 Million Girls In School, Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton announced a $600 million effort to enroll girls in secondary schools around the globe, aiming to address security and access problems in the developing world.

09/24/2014After Boko Haram: Hillary Clinton Promises Education For 14 Million Girls, Time Magazine
Hillary Clinton and Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a new Clinton Global Initiative commitment with the Center on Universal Education at the Brookings Institution for girls’ education called GirlsCHARGE.

09/24/2014No Ceilings Announces CHARGE: Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education, The Clinton Foundation
At the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced GirlsCHARGE, a collaboration of more than 30 companies, civil society organizations, multilaterals and governments to improve learning and leadership opportunities for young women and girls.

09/23/2014AGE Africa Partners Malawi In Promoting Girls Education, Malawi Voice
AGE Africa’s Executive Director, Aubryn Sidle, gets an opportunity to meet Malawi’s First Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika.

08/27/2014Exercise Offers Ambassadors Respite from Busy Schedules, Washington Diplomat
Ambassador from the Republic of Malawi to the United States, and AGE Africa Board Member, His Excellency Steven Matenje’s participation in the 2014 Tri for Malawi Team Challenge.

08/18/2014 – No Greater Investment: Supporting Girls’ Education in the 4th Annual Tri for Malawi, The Rock Creek Group
The Rock Creek Group participates in the 4th annual Tri for Malawi Team Challenge to provide scholarships for 170 girls in rural Malawi this fall.

Spring 2014After Chibok, Nigeria Will Still Need Education, Africa.com blog
Xanthe Ackerman, Founder of AGE Africa, discusses education in Nigeria after the kidnapping of 276 girls from the Chibok boarding school.

02/14/2014Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa, The Borgen Project
The Borgen Project features AGE Africa.

11/01/2013Malawi Ambassador Joins Triathlon to Support Girls’ Education, Diplomatic Pouch
Ambassador Steve Matenje, the ambassador of Malawi, joined a team of 50 athletes, corporate team representatives and embassy staff to support AGE Africa as part of the Tri for Malawi Team Challenge fundraising effort.

10/10/2013International Day of the Girl Child: Taking Stock of Girls’ Education, The Brookings Institution
Xanthe Ackerman, Founder of AGE Africa, discusses girls’ education, positive strides in access to education, as well as challenges to overcome moving forward.

09/12/2013Ambassador Matenje Speaks with Voice of America’s Africa 54, Voice of America
Ambassador from the Republic of Malawi to the United States, Steven Matenje, speaks with Voice of America’s Africa 54 about girls’ education in Malawi and his participation in the 2013 Tri for Malawi.

08/28/2013Overview of AGE Africa by Executive Director Executive Director, Aubryn Sidle, discusses how AGE Africa is changing lives in the warm heart of Africa.

04/19/2013AGE Africa’s Executive Director Speaks with Voice of America, Voice of America
Executive Director, Aubryn Sidle, discusses promoting secondary education for impoverished girls in Malawi.

07/02/2012AGE Africa’s Informational Video, AGE Africa
AGE Africa’s informational video discusses it’s mission to create life-changing opportunities for young women in Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring and leadership development.

Supporting the Promise of Education: Observations from AGE Africa’s Scholarship Programs in Malawi, Africa.com blog
Annika Rigole, an intern at AGE Africa, shares her observations about AGE Africa’s scholarship program from a 3 month visit to Malawi.

09/07/2009Watch Idah on the Early Show, CBS
AGE Scholar, Idah, studies in the U.S.

08/17/2007Letter to Editor, Christian Science Monitor
The first cohort of AGE Scholar graduates.

08/15/2007High School is the First Hurdle, Christian Science Monitor
The first cohort of AGE Scholar graduates.

08/15/2006From the Page to the Schoolroom, Christian Science Monitor
AGE Africa’s first anniversary.

02/07/2006Monitor Readers send 6 African Girls to High School, Christian Science Monitor
The first Advancement of Girls’ Education Fund.

07/06/2005What it’s Like to Live on $1 a Day, Christian Science Monitor
The Article that launched AGE Africa.