Shukuru helps girls invest in their own education.

High school is the road less traveled for a girl in Africa.

Entreprenuerial Shukuru Girls Make Another Sale

We would like to introduce you to three of our Shukuru Girls. Omega Justine (Age 15), Verynice Godbless (Age 14) and Neema Stansalouse (Age 14) Omega is on her third cycle of raising and selling chickens and Verynice and Neema are on their second cycles. They recently had a buyer for some of their chickens and luckily we were on … more

Shukuru, Now a Molly’s Network Accredited Organization

“Molly’s Network’s assessors and independent Assessment Panel have recognized Shukuru as an organization that is meeting a need in the community in an effective and efficient way.” Shukuru is proud to announce that we are now Molly’s Accredited. On April 23rd, 2015, Molly’s Assessment Panel met to review Shukuru’s submission and status; “they unanimously agreed that Shukuru should now be considered … more

JoAnne talks Shukuru on Channel 5 News

JoAnne Longanilla, Founder of Shukuru, discuss the organization with Frank Mallicoat, the host of San Francisco’s Bay Sunday on KPIX Channel 5. (If you can’t view the video above, click here to visit youtube and watch the video.)

Season’s Greetings From Shukuru

Donate Now: We are on our way to receiving 100 donations by Dec 31st. Review the holiday gift guide to provide one of the following packages to the Shukuru Girls: Also, join the facebook event and invite your network!

Join our 2014 Annual Holiday Fundraiser

Join our facebook event, invite your network, and give the gift of opportunity this holiday season: Please consider giving a small donation ( during our annual holiday fundraiser. Even $15 will impact a girl for the rest of her life. If you can’t make a donation at this time, please join the event on facebook, tweet it, and forward to your network. … more

The Global Education Agenda: Where to Now?

So far, the 21st century has seen great improvements in primary school enrollment. When the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set in 2000, there were 102 million primary school age children not in school. In 2013, that number had fallen to 57 million children. Clearly, there is significantly more work to do, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, but nearly halving … more

The Power of Empowerment

The recent kidnapping of almost 300 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by the extremist group Boko Haram has shed a bright light on the glaring gender inequality that exists in many parts of the world. In places like Nigeria, girls are often not allowed to get an education and are not empowered to fully participate in their society. This incident – … more

Shukuru’s First-ever ‘Walk a Mile in Her Kanga’ Event

Support our first-ever ‘Walk a Mile in Her Kanga’ challenge! This year, Shukuru is challenging men and boys to complete a sponsored mile-long walk wearing a kanga, the colorful piece of fabric that Tanzanian women wear wrapped around their waists, and carrying a bucket of water on their head! Students from two local international schools are championing Shukuru’s cause by … more

International Women’s Day

Today marks the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Every year on March 8th, the international community leverages the day to bring attention to the ongoing struggle for an equal, just, and safe world for women everywhere. This year’s theme, ‘Equality for Women is Progress for all,” reminds us that global peace and prosperity depends on the extent to which … more

A Bigger Year for Shukuru Girls!

In recent years, the plight of adolescent girls has garnered the attention of leading philanthropists like Bill and Melinda Gates and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Their emphasis on girl-child rights is proof that girls are indeed becoming more of a priority in policy-making and development. But there is still work to be done. In the recent article, “How to … more