ELMA Foundation

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The ELMA Foundation invests in organizations that improve the lives of children in Africa. Focus areas include building the workforce to support children; improving maternal and newborn care; early childhood development; ensuring that children and adolescents with HIV are identified, treated early, and maintained on treatment; eliminating neglected tropical diseases, and private sector solutions to improve access to quality health and education. Investments in early childhood development are concentrated in Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia.

Primary Functions

  • Funding

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • Early childhood development

Other skills

  • Social and emotional learning


  • School quality


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Food/water security
  • HIV and STIs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

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Current girls' education partners

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ELMA Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • South Africa

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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