Education  Kenya Project #37026

Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists

by Young Scientists for Africa Vetted since 2019 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists
Empower the Careers of 10 Young African Scientists

Summary

We provide scholarships for talented under-privileged science students from Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa to attend the London International Youth Science Forum. These African students will join 500 of the best science students from all over the globe learning from world leading scientists through lectures, debates and visits. The Forum provides life changing knowledge and contacts which will empower their science careers and address the critical shortage of scientists in Africa.

$27,000
total goal
$10,574
remaining
105
donors
7
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Africa needs to generate over 300,000 scientists per year to respond to its multitude of health, infrastructure and agricultural challenges. Africa needs scientists who understand these challenges and can deliver relevant solutions for their local communities. Young African scientists need support to develop their careers. Our project funds them to attend the London International Youth Science Forum and creates networks to enable them to reach their potential as future game changers for Africa.

Solution

African science is chronically under-represented at this International Science Forum, yet Africa's young scientists are critical to changing the future of the continent. Our scholarships provide them with a life changing opportunity to connect with and learn from international science leaders and to collaborate with other talented young scientists from all over the world. By presenting their own science projects at the Forum they share the challenges and opportunities for African science.

Long-Term Impact

Our scholarships are given to Africa's most talented young scientists. Each scholarship student is committed to an African based career in science to positively impact their communities and inspire the next generation of African scientists. Our network provides access to internships and other career opportunities to help them succeed. As the number of scholarships grows we are empowering more young African scientists to change their future and provide the critical innovations needed by Africa.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​yosa.org.uk/​
Video:Young Scientists for Africa at LIYSF in 2017
London International Youth Science Forum
Video: Opening Ceremony of LIYSF 2018
YouTube Channel: Robotics from Scratch by Gracious

Organization Information

Young Scientists for Africa

Location: Purley - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @YoSA_UK
Project Leader:
Tim Rooke
Purley, United Kingdom
$16,426 raised of $27,000 goal
 
138 donations
$10,574 to go
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