10 December is an important day for Watipa – and for the world. It is a mark of remembrance of universal human rights, including the right to education, for everyone, everywhere. It was on this day in 2016 that we announced the very first Watipa scholarships. We have come a long way since then.
Today, 8 years later, we are proud to present the latest in the Watipa podcast series – A Story for Life – with Emmanuel Boateng Duah, one of the original Watipa scholars and graduate of Development Studies, in Ghana. We are proud of all that Boateng continues to achieve. He is a bright shining star for the future of his community.
”No matter what anyone tells you, education has value. It has the ability to improve your life and career, and it gives you the knowledge to become a better, more informed, citizen. Through education, you gain a voice in the world.”Emmanuel Boateng Duah, Watipa graduate, Ghana
In the podcast, you can Boateng offer a skill to share with other Watipa scholars and alumni – he feels that communications is essential to help all Watipa scholars to achieve their goals. He talks about learning in life always to be humble and truthful. In education, he suggests that we all should not be afraid to unlearn everything we have ever learnt and to forge our own paths. His advice for Watipa scholars is to network with peers to build connections.
We are also delighted to announce today that a new round of Watipa scholarships will be offered in Malawi in 2023. The applications will open shortly, and the programme will be administered in partnership with Mwatipasa.