Meet Rose Omollo, who received a highly commended award in 2016 and support for her tuition fees and living expenses. Rose has previously shared a poem, Watipa my hope, that she wrote for Watipa.
Rose is a young woman aged 23, studying a Bachelor of Community Health and Development in Kenya, and received a highly commended award as one of the inaugural Watipa scholars
12th August was declared international youth day back in 1999 at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. A resolution of the Security Council in 2015 (S/RES/2250) recognised that as agents of change, young people’s inclusion is essential for building and sustaining peace. So how will you celebrate #YouthDay? Continue reading “Watipa celebrates #YouthDay”
Meet Mariam Nassaka, who received a highly commended award in 2016 and support for her tuition fees and living expenses.
Watipa is thrilled to be part of the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Watipa has been selected as one of 11 social ventures starting the programme in September 2017. The programme will offer us a fantastic mentorship opportunities for Watipa to learn and grow as a social venture – a business that has social impact at the heart of its vision and way of working. Continue reading “We’re thrilled to be part of the Cambridge Social Ventures programme”
Being creative. Opening our minds. Thinking clearly. What better than to have a Watipa strategic planning meeting on a boat on a Friday afternoon?
Last week we tried it, and held a “meeting like no other” on a narrow boat on the Regent’s Canal in central London. It was a little bubble of tranquility, as we floated there with trees and water surrounding us, just slightly beneath the bustle of the big city nearby.
Continue reading “Watipa strategy: A meeting like no other!”
Meet Precious Mastala, Watipa scholar from Malawi. Precious is studying veterinary medicine at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).
Precious was awarded a Watipa scholarship in 2016.
It’s been an extraordinary week for HIV science. An extraordinary week for the HIV response. The 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris has come to an end, with nearly 8,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 140 countries.
Here’s a quick summary of the headlines from the conference, according to the International AIDS Society…
Continue reading “HIV Science: IAS 2017”
Meet Zamathusi Thusi, Watipa scholar from South Africa. Zamathusi is studying a bachelor’s degree in accounting science at the University of Johannesburg.
Zamathusi was awarded a Watipa scholarship in 2016.
Meet Emmanuel Duah, Watipa scholar from Ghana. Manny is studying a diploma of integrated community development at the University for Development Studies in Ghana. Manny was awarded a Watipa scholarship in 2016.
Manny is the winner of the Watipa film competition, June 2017.
Delicious food, even tastier because eating it supports a good cause! Last night 46 lucky Londoners enjoyed fine Syrian dining, cooked by Ruth Quinlan (Head Chef) and a team of hard working volunteers. Treated to the setting of the atmospheric and trendy E5 Bakehouse in Hackney, east London, those fortunate enough to get a ticket were treated to a feast of delicacies as part of a Syrian Supper Club.
Continue reading “Hands Up for Supper & for Syria”