Our volunteer board ensures 100% of your donation supports educational expenses.  All external expenses are covered by board members.



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Donate to AWEF

Make a Cash/Check donation

or a donation in honor of someone made payable to: 

African Women's Education Fund (AWEF)
104 Grand St.
NY 10520 USA

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What does your contribution provide?
Tuition, books, uniforms, school fees, travel to and from school and room and board.

Selection Process

  • AWEF only supports the secondary education of young women. 
  • Upon the recommendation of AWEF partners in Africa, selects two or three new students each year who can demonstrate their ability to complete secondary education by passing an entrance exam. 
  • AWEF only adds girls when it has enough funds to assure the girls that they will be able to finish her program of studies up to four years.
  • After acceptance, each student, with the aid of their African sponsors, is expected to send the AWEF board:
    • A photo and a letter each year detailing her course of study
    • Evidence of passing grades and ongoing need.

How your contribution makes it to the students

Money is wired when the school headmaster requests money. Only the amount requested is sent. The money goes directly to the school master who is turn hand delivers the money directly the school.  A representitive from AWEF oversees each expendature made.


In 2015 the board authorized an indpenant audit of the board's finances.  There were no reported inconistances or ratios.