Future of the African Daughter (FOTAD)
FOTAD was founded in 2007 in response to the lack of black women in professional work environments, especially those requiring quantitative skills, and the lack of safe spaces for adolescent girls to prepare for successful futures. Through a mixture of workshops, tutoring and mentoring in math and sciences, and exposure to related career opportunities, FOTAD equips adolescent girls from two of the lowest income urban areas in South Africa with life skills and academic support to reach university and become independent, healthy, career-oriented women.
EMpower’s first grant to FOTAD addresses the lack of young women entering into math and science focused careers by enabling them to deliver their academic program exclusively aimed at adolescent girls from Diepsloot.
Contact: Gqibelo Dandala