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DACE foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


201 East Frederick St. #81Frederick, MD 21702 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

DACE’s mission is to give children in poor and deprived communities a fair chance in life by supporting them with quality education and mentoring them throughout their student life. Our Goals Empowering children in the most under-resourced communities with access to quality early childhood education. We believe circumstances should not dictate a child’s future, and that every child should succeed to college, career and life. In sub-Saharan Africa less than 10 percent of the children who enroll in primary school make it through the education system to university. The quality of education is so low that of the 128 million school-aged children, only half will learn the basic skills of reading and writing. Education is a human right enjoyed by all children - but not these children. Please visit our website for more information: www.dace-foundation.org


Our Programs:

  • DACE orphans: DACE works with orphanages within the district to enroll all orphans in good schools and to provide all the necessary educational support for the child to succeed. We provide financial assistance, after-school tutoring, help with homework and educational advocacy.

  • DACE literacy: Quite a number of children are not enrolled in schools for reasons mostly tied to poverty and illiteracy. We at DACE have taken it upon ourselves to encourage such families to enroll their kids in school through our enrollment program. We try to soften the burden to the family by offering support and designing a workplan for the family.

  • DACE fellows: DACE fellowship program is designed for students having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with other students. Out of concern that Africa’s most gifted and talented young people are largely neglected and underserved, we created the fellowship program.

  • DACE College Student: Hardship for DACE students doesn’t end after high-school graduation. We encourage and stand by them through their college days to realize their dreams.


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