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Join Angelique Kidjo and guests in raising funds for women and girls in Benin

December 1, 2020


Washington D.C., November 20, 2020 – On December 8th, the Batonga Foundation, an organization founded by singer and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo will host its first online event, a virtual trip to Africa to meet the local women and girl leaders it supports in rural communities in Benin.

Since 2006, Batonga has been empowering adolescent girls and young women through education, mentoring and support in planning their professional futures. Batonga works with the hardest-to-reach girls, those living with less than $2 a day in rural communities, to build the next generation of women leaders in the civic, social and economic spheres.

During this event, hosted by British-Nigerian journalist Femi Oke, guests will be invited into the villages where Batonga works, and will get to meet program participants and mentors for the very first time. They will get to see firsthand how investing in adolescent girls and young women reinforces solidarity, builds social networks, and creates a vibrant women-led local business community.

The event will end on a musical session with the amazing Angelique Kidjo, who will perform with special guests like Josh Groban, Ezra Koenig, and Yemi Alade. The event will also feature Thando Hopa, a South African model, activist, and lawyer.

Batonga Foundation is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status based in the United States. Visit to make a donation, and to register for the event!