Project information

Insiza Girls Leadership Academy

To build a Girls Leadership Academy that will be a girls-only boarding school that serves all of Insiza (South Zimbabwe). Most girls are from disadvantaged families with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their secondary school education.

1 year

Charity information: African Mothers Foundation International

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  • Need


    Educated girls help break the cycle of poverty. Girls who go to school are more likely to enter the work force, earn higher incomes, delay marriage, plan their families, and seek an education for their own children.
    By providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted rural area girls from the impoverished backgrounds in Zimbabwe. It is likely that these young girls are currently part of our Keep Girls in School campaign.


    Educating girls and young women with its dividends of poverty alleviation, gender equality, HIV/AIDS reduction is the single most effective means by which so many of the problems blocking Africa’s development can be overcome

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create a new generation of dynamic women leaders


    » Activities » Build 6 classrooms, girls dormitories, library,1 workshops and 1 ICT suite » Furniture, books, laboratory equipment, computer

    What success will look like

    Success will be: seeing girls take charge of their own empowerment, be role models and reach out and inspire the next generation.

    Aim 2

    To deliver relevant programs for girls that will aid in their successful development.


    » Girls will be encouraged to be active participants in class and extracurricular activities.
    » Will pair girls on one-on-one mentoring programs
    » Allow students to develop their independence, self confidence through leadership programs.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...90% pass O’ Level, 70% to gain college admission and University admission.

  • Impact


    The role of education in poverty eradication, in close co-operation with other social sectors, is crucial. No country has succeeded if it has not educated its girls. Not only is education important in reducing poverty, it is also a key to wealth creation. By providing a first class education to these rural girls will be liberating their communities. They will have fewer and healthier children, marry later, earn higher salaries.


    If we don't raise enough funds girls will continue to drop out of school.
    100 girls who are chosen are part of the Keep Girls In School program that will help minimize the risk


    AMFI representatives travel to Africa twice a year. Academy information will be published on our website. Written reports from the school governors will be published each term and the Government's inspection reports will also be published.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 buildings & all the cost All the cost inclusive
      £20,000 salaries Staff running the project
      £20,000 Furniture and equipment Domitries, classrooms and computer labs
      £5,000 admin cost admin/M&E
      £5,000 Transport providing safe transport for girls

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Leadership Academy will be built in Filabusi in Matabeleland South province in Zimbabwe. It is the district capital of Insiza (District) and a service centre for the surrounding mining and farming areas. Filabusi was originally created in 1899 as a mining settlement, serving several different local areas. In the past, Filabusi was a major producer of gold but all the mines are now closed; mining in the Filabusi area is now mainly small-scale gold mining.


    100 Insiza rural girls will be the primary beneficiaries of this project. They will be empowered to succeed as leaders in their classrooms, in their communities, and in their own lives. And above all realize their self potential.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our current program has touched the lives of in excess of a thousand young girls from the rural surrounding areas. Our involvement has created a catalyst for the girls to realise that there is an opportunity for them to create a better life for themselves and their families.Our approach nurtures local partnerships and encourages innovation while promoting a culture of accountability and high standards of performance.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Elizabeth Ncube

    Project Leader for the academy and is incharge of monitoring the projects and reporting to the boad of trustees, writting reports, recruit volunteers


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Alice Walker