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.
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.
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.
Continue reading “Meet a scholar: Prudence Chavula, Malawi”
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.
Continue reading “Meet a scholar: Precious Mastala, Malawi”
Potatoes and tomatoes aside, how do we say hope in each of our local languages? Continue reading “Hope: in meaning and in words”