Recognizing that girls face multiple challenges in pursuing an education, African Girls is employing a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels; foster an enabling environment for adolescent girls’ education; and engage and equip girls to make life decisions and important contributions to society. Building on stakeholders’ expertise, African Girls invests in new efforts to expand educational opportunities for girls—including in areas of personal health. The initiative leverages public-private partnerships and challenges others to commit resources to improve the lives of adolescent girls in Africa. It also expands collaborations with experts and places particular emphasis on community-led solutions to help adolescent girls complete their education.

Secondly, we also build libraries in communities.  At African Girls we believe in a world where both girls and boys are given the opportunity to fortify self-development. That is why African Girls have taken upon the initiative to empower communities by providing them with libraries. This initiative called “One Community One Library” hopes to enrich communities with the power of knowledge.


AG is a Non-Governmental Organization (501c3) providing girls facing adversity with strong and enduring professional support

What women around the world have in common is the ambition to advance their families, their communities and themselves. What they lack are opportunities, particularly access to education, healthcare, and economic development. Research has shown that girls continue to be the most excluded group in the world and because of this, they face discrimination and abuse. According to a UN 2015 report, an estimated 481 million women, 15 years and over, lack basic literacy skills, 64% of the total number of those who are illiterate.



  • African Girls empowers and educates young girls to advocate for human rights, equality, and universal education in Africa and around the world.
  • AG works to improve the quality of girl’s education in support of SDG4
  • AG works to promote gender equality and empower women to support SGD5 & SDG8


Support SDG4.2, ensuring that by 2030, all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.



We strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and meaningful results across our work.

  • We continually seek to improve and increase our impact.
  • We take pride in our work and our accomplishments.


We elevate all voices striving for global economic, environmental, and social progress.

  • We seek to ensure that all voices are heard.
  • We strive to strengthen the voices of the marginalized and vulnerable.




Frida Tende is a Doctor in Public Health. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Buea in political Science and understands the educational environment in Cameroon. Additionally, she worked for two years as a program coordinator addressing the health needs of poor underserved women in Cameroon including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment outreach. In 2010 she graduated with a second Bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She continued with her education in the same institution and received a dual Masters in Public Health and Public Administration in 2013.

Frida has worked and volunteered for several organizations in the United States providing HIV treatment and care services to substantially high-risk groups. Her work with the reformation and rehabilitation of Female Sex Workers and also mentoring and coaching young girls in Cameroon was a precedent towards the founding of AG. Frida believes that through mentoring and education girls will realize their intrinsic power as change-makers.

“We all are limitless”



Sonya Mofor is a co-founder of AG. Sonya, born in Cameroon has studied and worked in the United States for several years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA focused on strategic Leadership. She has occupied various accounting roles in various US organizations and is currently living and working as an accountant in London, UK.

Apart from being an accountant, Sonya also has a love for her community and volunteering. She is very passionate about healthcare, education and all women’s issues. Sonya has been part of several non-profit organizations during the past few years. Most notably Junior League of Dallas and now as a member of Women for Women and their community and organization based in London. Sonya also volunteered as an English teacher for immigrants learning English in the US. She strongly believes education is the bedrock of our society and that women, especially young women are the future, thus deserving of all the support they can get.

These experiences have given her the exposure, tools, and vision to lead and serve her community through AG.


Program Direct

Bih Pascaline is acting Program Director 1 for African Girls Cameroon. She is a journalist by training and brings her experience of working with community-based initiatives and Women’s Organizations in Cameroon particularly on issues of women and girls’ rights, leadership and voice and their sexual reproductive health. Prior to joining African Girls, she worked as Administrator for North West Association of Development Organizations (NWADO), Project Lead for the Democracy and Empowerment of Women project in Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD; advocating for women and girls’ rights, enhancing their capacity to lead change in their communities and to make their voices heard in Decision making processes on matters that concern them. She currently runs quarterly young women leadership forums and equips young women and adolescent girls with knowledge and skills to make informed sexual and reproductive health choices. She is a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and she works with African Girls to contribute in finding solutions to the challenges women and girls in Africa face.


Luzette has seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Buea in Cameroon. While working as an education volunteer alongside international volunteers at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), she aided in framing a better future for Functional Literacy and education in Cameroon by designing and implementing functional literacy strategies. Her administrative duties included Overseeing and managing all accounts, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate financial principles within VSO Cameroon. She has managed community projects with a number of Organizations which has greatly improved on the lives of women and girls. Combining her post-graduate studies in Measurement and Evaluation with the administrative duties she has handled in the past, she is serving as administrator for African Girls. She is passionate about Education, girl’s empowerment, Community development and youth engagement.

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