Support a scholar – donate to the 2017 youth development fund.

IMG_0971We need your help. In 2016 we raised £6,970 from the crowdfunding campaign, from the generosity of 37 people. We matched those funds with private contributions and profits from the social enterprise. This enabled us to support 36 young people in 8 countries in their education. Two thirds of them are young women.

In 2017, we intend to sustain our support of the Watipa scholars and select 10 more to join the programme.We have a very ambitious fundraising target. The current crowdfunding campaign is now open. Please consider adding your support to the campaign.

100% of the funds we receive is spent directly on the students. 

Young people can be the change they want to see in the world. It’s just that in many developing countries, young leaders do not always have the means to continue with their education and reach their potential. Young people face challenges in supporting themselves and others who may depend on them while they pursue their education.

We think that the most effective way for communities to develop is to enable more people from within communities to have access to education, so that they can be the leaders of the change they want to see. We offer a helping hand to support young leaders to develop their own ideas and solutions, and have the self-confidence to take them forward into action.

In 2016 we raised just over £16,000 in total. Our target in 2017 is double that amount, £30,000. The good news is that we have already raised £11,000 through the social enteprise, so we are more than a third of the way there!

100% of the funds we receive is spent directly on the students. 

You can donate to the scholarship fund via:

  • Our crowdfunding campaign, which is open now for 8 weeks, and we need your support to spread the word widely, so that we can mobilise the “power” of the crowd!
  • Donorbox, where you can set up a regular monthly donation
  • Paypal, where you can contribute immediately through the button below

Unlike other scholarship programmes, we are flexible. We can assist at any stage of a student’s education – for example they may be mid-way through their course but at risk of dropping out due to lack of resources. The needs-based award of funds may cover their tuition fees, and/or contribute towards their living expenses, and/or provide a form of assistance related to the physical or intellectual needs of that student.

With additional funding, in 2017 we will expand to provide similar opportunities for some new and deserving applicants. Our scholarship programme supports young people with tuition fees and living expenses for a period of 1-3 years (depending on the needs of the scholars) as well as access to our pool of international mentors.

Support a young leader to achieve their dreams and give back to their community

Donate today to support the second round of the Watipa scholarship programme. Your contribution will help us expand the opportunity to more young people under the age of 25 to continue their education and be the change they want to see in the world.



One thought on “Support a scholar – donate to the 2017 youth development fund.

  1. I love this Watipa group/ organization. What you do is amazing. God will bless this organization for its wonderful job it does in developing nations, most especially, Malawi. Lots of big organizations, they don’t do what you do here at Watipa. The youths, are the leaders of tomorrow. Continue helping them..

    But I suggests you train them also how to good leaders, I think that might help many.
    I wish you all the best. God bless you Watipa.

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