My name is Prudence Chavula and I come from Malawi. Growing up in a community that doesn’t support girls education has taught me to value education as the only thing that can empower and transform a female’s life.
I consider myself an agent of change, committed to the regeneration of my community and addressing the needs of my community. I am passionate about promoting education for all, especially among women and to reduce inequalities, prevent HIV transmission, end child marriages and reduce unplanned pregnancies. With that in mind, I do a number of philanthropic activities in my community.
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In March 2017, Watipa hosted a meeting of the Kenyan scholars. In December 2016, 5 young Kenyans received inaugural Watipa scholarships. For the meeting in Nairobi, two of the scholars, Julia Omondi and Zingiri Amos Mwamlamba, were able to travel to Nairobi to meet Lucy Stackpool-Moore for dinner.
All three are outsiders to Nairobi, and at first glance, the trio did not appear to have much in common. Continue reading “Watipa in Kenya: Discussing politics and Italian food”
I am Precious Mastala, a student at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi, and I am pursuing a BSc in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Vet Medicine is nice to study and goes with passion and love for animal welfare, which extends community wide.
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Potatoes and tomatoes aside, how do we say hope in each of our local languages? Continue reading “Hope: in meaning and in words”
The power of belief can’t be overstated, and it’s summed up nicely here. Without belief you’ll never get there, so believing that you can is crucial to the process. Continue reading “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there”
Kampala, Uganda. Meet Kyendikuwa Francis, a young man aged 24 who received a Watipa scholarship in 2016 to support his studies in hotel and institutional catering.
Receiving a scholarship means a lot to me. I have always prayed hard to receive this scholarship opportunity and this will greatly facilitate me with financial aid during my academic session. Continue reading “Meet a scholar: Kuyendikuwa, Uganda”
A poem by Rose Omollo, a Watipa scholar from Kenya
Call me Watipa meaning giving hope
To where the future seems bleak
A bridge to cross through to the other side of the road
Because of Watipa, we have been nurtured to be ambassadors
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