Established in 2009 in Washington, DC, the United Aid for Africa Foundation (UAA-FOUNDATION INC.) is an international 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to fight poverty and bring positive change to Africa.
The United Aid for Africa Foundation (UAA) is led and supported by a multigenerational, ethnically and geographically diverse board with varied experience in organizational management, program development and business development. The organization functions at the international level where supporters, volunteers, employees, members, ambassadors and the board of directors live around the world.
UAA also works very hard to establish credibility, build long-lasting relationships with institutions in the private sector, local community leaders and government agencies that can assist us with implementing our programs, thereby giving a voice to the deprived and vulnerable women and children of Africa.
Mission & Vision
Primarily engaged in community improvement and social change, UAA’s mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of Africa by promoting and expanding education efforts along with community development initiatives.
The UAA vision is to achieve positive social change and community improvement in Africa where the women and children become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society.
UAA demographics focus on women and children. The organization strives to help those across the African continent overcome all problems connected with poverty to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society. This goal is achieved mainly through a set of projects and programs carefully designed to address their immediate and basic needs, providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary to become successful within their communities.
Help the Future: The Children of Africa
Education is the key to overcoming the poverty that many children are born into in the developing world. UAA works locally to support African children in their education and growth. UAA is inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in all children who are the future of Africa. This potential is not only to survive, but to succeed and ultimately become leaders who bring positive change for those within their respective communities. These are the leaders who will build a stable political environment and strong economy in Africa.
Empowering Women in Africa
UAA brings economic and educational opportunities to deprived women in Africa, empowering them by giving them the skills and resources to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs in most African families, yet they are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility. Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.
Our Actions & Activities
Our actions and activities encompass various avenues to provide the most support possible, including:
- Conference Panels: explore African issues and possible solutions
- Fundraising Events: consist mostly of cultural events, dinners and our annual gala and musical
- Virtual Forum Management: discussion forums bringing people from around the world together to solve specific problems and find solutions for Africa
- Program Implementation: establish programs on the ground in Africa
Our primary funding sources include fundraising events, donors (like embassies, foundations and individuals), and corporate partners who recognize that UAA offers them an opportunity to make a vital impact and investment in the future shape of society. UAA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.