Batonga gives girls a secondary school and higher education so they can take the lead in changing Africa. They do this by granting scholarships, building secondary schools, increasing enrollment, improving teaching standards, providing school supplies, supporting mentor programs, exploring alternative education models and advocating for community awareness of the value of education for girls.
Batonga was founded by Benin-based Grammy award-winner Angelique Kidjo, who says, "for me, education is so crucial because everything goes with it, like healthy politics and development. Mentorship gives the tools and confidence to put education to good use. Young people are the hope of my continent. When I watch the children of Africa, all dreams seem possible."