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.
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.
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.
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.