Today, African women from underprivileged backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in decision-making roles and processes across the continent. This absence is directly correlated with women’s lack of access to quality education, relevant networks, skills, financial resources and basic human rights.Thank You!
One of the greatest barriers to quality education and implementation of innovative ideas from budding young leaders is lack of financial resources. Akili Dada lowers that barrier through providing comprehensive high school scholarships to girls aged 13-19 years and seed funding for social change initiatives led by young women aged 18-35 years.
Rooted in the belief that transformative leadership can be cultivated through service to others, our programs equip girls and young women with the internal resources, personal support and experiential learning necessary to lead.
By providing opportunities for girls and young women to connect with each other and across generations, we are building a community and a pipeline of women who support each other.
In building a pipeline of diverse leaders prepared to step into all sectors, we provide exposure and training in skills relevant in the 21st century. Through workshops and skills-based mentorship, girls and young women develop as career ready social entrepreneurs.
Young women leaders have a competitive edge to access the job market and leadership positions.
Girls and young women have the skills necessary to lead effectively.
Improved standard of living at the household and community level.
Girls and young women engage in a global sisterhood