Support the African Women's Leadership Project

The Covid pandemic has been particularly harsh to African women. Many lost their jobs or income, others had to make do with reduced earnings. Like others around the world, African women had to turn their homes into virtual schools, become teachers, caregivers and grief counselors. Amidst these pandemic-related challenges, the confluence of gender-based violence and depression has been on the rise.

The Africa Leadership Transformation (ALT) Foundation’s vision is an Africa that works for everyone; clearly, things are not working for African women. This has led us to design the Africa Women Leadership and Mental Wellbeing Course (AWLC). Since it’s inception about a year ago, nearly 500 women from over 25 African countries have been trained. Here are just three of hundreds of testimonials:

"I joined in a low spirit, sad, bitter, resentful and depressed. Now, I am happier than I was, forgiving others and myself easily, grateful for life and my spirit is uplifted.
I am not there yet, but I know I will stand firmly again with time. Once again, thanks to everyone who made this meeting possible."

"This has been an eye-opening and great learning experience for me. Meeting so many great women from all corners of the world, listening and sharing in their experience and getting strength from each other to move forward with hope."

"I am also grateful to all the ladies I met in the breakout sessions for being open without judgment and for sharing and listening to every one of our life experiences. This helped us view things through a different lens that opened a pathway for forgiveness and healing."

The fourth course starts in October and we are providing you with an opportunity to sponsor an African woman. The course costs US$300 per woman to run, but we offer it for a registration fee of US$25 in recognition of challenging post-COVID-era circumstances. Any donation is welcome and will go into a scholarship fund.

Here are some Linked-in posts from the 1st course in August-September 2021: 

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Gabrielle Kassimu 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Beverley Sheppard 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Eileen Epperson 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • john corbiere 
    • $150 
    • 2 mos
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Susan Kralj 
Penngrove, CA

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