The Scholars Program
Educate. Connect. Impact.
We are committed to educating the next generation of leaders on the African continent who will be at the forefront of championing transformative change in their respective communities and on the African continent by solving complex challenges like poverty, unemployment, ending political conflicts, climate change, and poor governance.
We believe that access to quality education by young people, especially girls, is what can truly contribute to Africa’s transformation through an ever-growing movement of young transformational servant leaders.
Why Education Matters
Education is what can truly transform Africa.
Africa is the youngest continent in the world yet remains under-developed. It is endowed with natural resources, but the majority of its population is living below the poverty line.
Africa’s development continues to be hindered by endless political conflicts and a lack of a critical mass of values-led leaders. For a country like Uganda, that continues to lose 20 trillion shillings due to corruption, there is a strong need to educate the next generation of young values-led leaders and entrepreneurs posied to change the trajectory of Uganda and Africa.
Why focus on educating girls?
According to the United Nations, in Sub-Saharan Africa, there are still many challenges to girls’ education.
In 2020, around 60 million girls of primary and lower secondary school age in Sub-Saharan Africa were not in school
The average net enrollment rate for girls is about 80%, compared to 91% for boys
The gender gap in literacy rates in Sub-Saharan Africa is 12%, with women’s literacy at 63% compared to 75% for men.
In many countries, cultural and socio-economic barriers, such as early marriages and pregnancy, limit girls’ ability to attend and complete school
According to the World Bank, investing in girls’ education can have a multiplier effect on a country’s economy and development
What makes our program unique?
Our scholarship program is holistic in its approach. As an organisational team, we are committed to designing programs that fit the needs of those we serve. We do this through the practice of continuous organizational learning and improvement.
What happens when a scholar joins the program?
Scholars in the program receive:
Mentorship from local leaders
Career guidance and coaching
Job networking and internship placement
Engagement in community projects and public service
A long-term network of like-minded changemakers
Connections to scholarships, events, summits, etc, both within Africa and abroad