Each year, Advancing Girls' Education (AGE) in Africa’s Board of Directors selects an event as part of our fundraising efforts to support our work to provide scholarships and life skills programs for girls in Malawi.
For 2019, the board is proud to announce The Ride for Malawi, an ambitious biking event that will take us 62, 35, or 15 miles through the streets of Washington, DC. The Ride for Malawi is AGE Africa’s team for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s 50 States Ride. Riders can ride as an individual with board members and staff from AGE Africa or they can create a team with friends and supporters as a part of the AGE Africa WABA team. The Ride for Malawi will take place on September 7th, 2019.
Join us for our 2019 Ride for Malawi fundraising efforts as a part of the 50 States Ride or as a part of our Virtual Fundraising Team! See more information about riding with us at ageafrica.org/ride4malawi
WHO WE ARE
The vision of AGE Africa is that all girls in Africa will 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.
We do this using a three-pronged approach to creating impact in Malawi through our scholarships, life-skills programming, and post-secondary transition support. Our scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and all indirect costs of schooling, which can often be twice the cost of tuition. Our CHATS girls’ clubs emphasize life skills, leadership development, self-advocacy and entrepreneurship through a peer-led model and help to build girls' confidence and facilitation skills. Out post-secondary transition support is designed to help girls transition to life beyond secondary school, through access to higher education and earned income opportunities.
Over 90% of AGE Africa Scholars finish secondary school compared to 6% of rural girls nationwide and 91% percent of our scholars delay pregnancy until after the age of 18. Our scholarships, extra-curricular programs, and post-secondary support strategies address the most prevalent causes of drop out and give girls the tools they need to stay in school and build better futures.