Toda Africa is a nonprofit organisation with the passion to touch lives and change stories of vulnerable women and youth in Africa. As one of Africa’s lead advocates for poverty reduction, we address the need to reduce poverty and extreme hunger by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3 and 4 through;
The Touch a Life (TAL) project
Youth in Leadership
Young Entrepreneurs Forum
Kayayei Christmas Party
More than 6.4 million people are still living in extreme poverty in Ghana with 3.65 million being children and Northern region having the highest poverty rate. We believe it is a collective responsibility to help fight this canker.
Why Only Women and Youth?
Women are increasingly seen as an important part of the international development agenda. Empowering women and promoting gender equality are enshrined as global development objectives within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to in 2000.
Progress in the fight against poverty has demonstrated the importance of focusing poverty alleviation efforts on women and youth. Despite the great gains that have been made, gender inequality and violence against women still exist in every country in the world. Poverty reduction efforts should focus on women because women are vital to sustainable development. The empowerment of women and youth lead to economic growth and increased social stability since the current generation of 1.8 billion adolescents has become the largest in history. These 1.8 billion young people have a tremendous impact on all parts of social and economic change.
Poverty reduction efforts should focus on women because women have fewer opportunities for equal and meaningful education, jobs, and health care. Access to these human rights is essential in order to escape from poverty. Currently, women own only one percent of all property and earn just 10 percent of all income, yet they produce half of the world’s food.
Credit: Kat Henrichs
Uplifting vulnerable women and youth; touching lives.
Our Objectives are;
To collaborate with stake holders and funding agencies to reduce poverty in Africa to the minimum level by 2030.
Provide free life skills training and mentorship to vulnerable women and youth through street business school.
Contribute build up stability in Africa where all people can have access to education, health care and employment.
To make the love of Jesus Christ meaningful to all, especially unbelievers.
To mobilize resources for addressing the challenges facing vulnerable women and children and enable them realise their full potential through promoting programs on education, health care, recreational skills, social security and moral support.
"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man is starving."
~O. Henry, Heart of the West, 1907