In Touch Futures, the charity arm of Manchester-based elite business coaching and development network, In Touch, has partnered with a leading African science and maths academy for girls to provide continued support to young women across Africa.
The partnership will see In Touch Futures come together with The African Science Academy (ASA) and its parent organisation, African Gifted Foundation, to provide support to young women from across Africa who are looking to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
Opened in 2016, The African Science Academy is a girls-only Advanced Level school for maths and science and was founded by the African Gifted Foundation, a UK charity that runs science academies across Africa. The academy provides a pathway to future careers in engineering, science and computing for girls across Africa.
In Touch charity manager, Annette Berry said: “We are delighted to partner with ASA and be able to support an initiative that rewards application, creates opportunity through education and supports children from all walks of life.
“In Touch as an organisation is built on the ideals of improvement through continuous learning and development and this is embodied by both ASA and their gifted and determined students. We are really looking forward to working with the team to open up top-level education to even more young women across Africa.”
In Touch Futures was founded in 2016 with the vision of fighting the effects of poverty through education, in hope of giving every individual the chance of a brighter future. The charity is funded through the In Touch network with £5 of every new membership being donated to charity