AHEAD, Inc. (Adventures in Health, Education, and Agricultural Development) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to work with under served communities in developing countries to improve the quality of life for orphans and other vulnerable children, women and youth by implementing sustainable programs that lead to self-sufficiency and self-reliance.We have brought life-sustaining programs to remote and resource-scarce areas of Africa. These areas have been traditionally avoided by many organizations that choose instead to focus their work in African cities. AHEAD has made it a priority to reach areas that are often inaccessible due to lack of roads and treacherous natural conditions.
AHEAD is one of the oldest African-American-led organizations partnering on a grassroots level with community-led development in rural Tanzania and The Gambia. AHEAD continues to help the communities we serve reduce disease and deprivation by implementing sustainable systems that are cost effective, replicable, and ecologically resourceful.