100% of profits support girls education in Gorongosa
With every bag of coffee you buy, you help the Gorongosa Project provide educational opportunities for young women living in the communities surrounding Gorongosa National Park.
Who runs the world? Girls.
Girls education is at the center of the Gorongosa National Park's human development and conservation strategy. These are just a few of the goals we have set to provide education, open doors and build better futures.
Build 100 schools
Give 20,000 girls access to after-school programs
Provide 1000 high school scholarships
The Gorongosa Project is committed to giving each girl the freedom and opportunity to have a voice and dream big about her future. With the girls’ permission, we have the privilege of sharing their stories with you.
Work Hard, Play Hard
“Work hard, play hard” - that’s what we teach the girls. After a long week of literacy and math work, they get to play padan pandan or neca with each other. These girls don’t have much time to play because of the many house duties they have as well as going to school, so we always include some fun time during the after-school clubs.
Anora, 12 years old and in the 6th grade, studies at the newly built Samora Machel school which is home to 1000 students that were previously sitting on dirt floors under leaky roofs. One of our main objectives is to improve the quality of education and one way we do this is by building improved school infrastructure.
Dominique (Head of the Elephant Restoration Project) and Gaby (Head Safari Guide) often dedicate some time to take the girls out to see animals. This is such an exciting activity as they get to see what they usually only find in books as well as spend time with these two incredible role models. Gaby was inspired to become a guide when a group from Gorongosa came into her community to share a film about the wildlife when she was in grade school. Gaby will be going to Boise State University next year to pursue an undergraduate degree as she has outgrown being a guide!
“When I grow up, I want to be a ranger just like Auntie Jacinta. She looks so brave and saves our animals. How cool is that…,” said a girl during a community mobile cinema showcasing of the film, “On the Front Line” about Gorongosa’s Park Rangers. We are all about introducing the girls to role models to show them that they have a say in their own future and we are here to support them to achieve it.