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Welcome and Thank You for your interest in our mission! SitEAW, Inc. is a nonprofit organization 501(c)3 founded in 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  


We are dedicated to empowering girls and women to break the chains of oppressive and harmful traditions that are embedded in African indigenous culture.

Above all else, we wish to offer love, education, skills, safety, and a sense of dignity from the moment they enter our school.

Our staff and volunteers are humanitarian workers from different backgrounds and different walks of life, living in different parts of the world. We work together because we have a common goal to make a difference in the lives of girls and the plight of African women whose life stories have touched us. Most of the girls and young women SitEAW works with have been or are currently oppressed by traditions in their own ethnic groups. Some are circumcised and married off at a tender age, others are raped, trafficked or sold into slavery. . 


We have learned from our years of experience in working in the field, education is the best tool we can use to empower and free girls and young women from traditional bondage. They become courageous human beings who carry the torch for themselves and those coming after them. Education is the treasure that cannot be stolen from them.   Our supporters are the light on their path to freedom.



  • Betsy Wiersma & the Camp Sisters Network, CO

  • South Side Christian Church in South Bend, IN

  • Global Women Church of the Bretheren

  • Jacquee Deakey of South Bend, IN

  • Paul and Laura Birkle 

  • Mary Church

  • Christine Harris

  • Claire Soltys

  • Rachel Claret

  • Julia & Joseph Lee of Chicago, IL

  • Rhonda Sheya, Coniss Clune & Cat Holtman Sawyer (Web Design)

  • The Power of One

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