Thank you for your donation.
In 2016, 70% of the funds raised for the scholarship program came from the generosity of people like you. We raised almost £11,000 through public donations. Thank you sincerely for your support of the Watipa scholarship program.
In 2016, we aimed to support 10 young leaders in developing countries. We exceeded that, with your help, and were able to award 36 scholarships to young people in 8 different countries. In 2016, we had 124 applications from 14 countries around the world (Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe).
There is clearly a huge demand for funding opportunities like the Watipa scholarships, that directly support young people within their own countries. Our scholarship fund is flexible and tailored to respond to the specific financial needs of the different students. This means that your money is spent effectively and also that the students are awarded something that is meaningful for their situation.
In 2017, we want to double that, and are aiming to raise £19,000 from public donations. This would make a total of £30,000, which would boost the £11,000 we have already raised from our social enterprise model.
Spread the word to help us support as many young people to achieve their dreams as we can – and share information about supporting the scholarship programme and the crowdfunding page.