A2Empowerment is a non-profit company dedicated to empowering women through education. Since its founding in 2008, the company has worked with Peace Corps Volunteers and Cameroonian mentors to award over 1,900 educational scholarships to young women in Cameroon.
Recipients are chosen based on need and merit, with a priority placed on selecting girls in the later years of high school when they are at a higher risk of dropping out. Mentors arrange monthly meetings for groups of scholarship recipients to provide academic support and discuss topics related to women's empowerment. In addition, students work together to develop a project to give back to their community.
Currently approximately $80 USD will cover tuition, fees and supplies for a year of school. All company overhead costs have been covered by the company co- founders and grants, so the full amount of all individual donations is put towards scholarships.