Toda Africa (registration number: CG041232016) was founded in 2016 as a nonprofit organisation in Accra, Ghana to undertake the vital work of women and youth empowerment. Toda Africa offers entrepreneurial and leadership skills to vulnerable women and youth in Africa, empowering them to make positive socioeconomic change for a sustainable future. As one of Africa's leading advocates for poverty reduction, we address the need to reduce poverty and extreme hunger by 2030 through SKILLS TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3 and 4. Our programmes are carefully designed not just to promote entrepreneurial and leadership skills, but also to help maximize profit and sustainability of SMEs in our developing economy.
Our programmes include;
Touch a Life (TAL) project
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 and youth 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 and youth because they 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.
To mobilize resources for addressing the socioeconomic challenges facing vulnerable women and youth and enable them realise their full potential through promoting programs on education, health care, recreational skills and leadership.
Our Objectives are;
"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