Girlignite Africa Academy is an organization that is invested in the holistic development of adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities around Gauteng, the North West and the Eastern Cape. Founded in 2014 by businesswoman Lerato Motsamai, our mission seeks to ensure that no girl gets left behind no matter how far back she is from the starting line. To date, our programmes have benefited 3 393 girls and young women.
We all know that when girls have equal opportunities, they can transform their lives and communities if we make an effort in bringing rapid change in Global Goal 5 and 8. We have partnered with Global Citizen to amplify our work, because our current efforts alone are too small to achieve lasting impact of bringing our community closer to realizing Mandela's vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.