Are you a college student passionate about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and leadership? Then the WAAW Foundation Summit might be the perfect opportunity for you! We understand you might have some questions, so we’ve compiled a list of the most common inquiries to help you navigate this exciting experience.

What is the WAAW Foundation Summit?

The WAAW Foundation Summit is a unique opportunity for African college students (aged 17–27) to embark on a journey of leadership development, academic enrichment, and cultural immersion.

Key details:

  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Duration: 1 week (August 26th – 31st)
  • Application Fee: $50 USD
  • Tuition Fee (Early Bird vs. Late):
    • African fellow delegates: $2,000 vs. $2,200 USD
    • Non-African fellow delegates: $2,200 vs. $2,500 USD
    • WAAW Foundation Fellows: $0 (no application fee required)

Who can participate?

The summit is open to exceptional students from across Africa and International students who demonstrate a strong interest in STEM fields, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact on their communities.


  • 17-27 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high school
  • Available to travel by August 2024
  • One recommendation letter required

What can I expect at the summit?

The summit offers a dynamic program packed with workshops, lectures, inspiring talks from leading figures, and opportunities to connect with fellow students and mentors. It’s a chance to develop your leadership skills, gain valuable knowledge, and network with a supportive community.

How do I apply?

Great news! Applications for the WAAW Foundation Summit are now open! Head over to the WAAW Foundation website to find the application form and learn more about the application process.

What are the benefits of attending?

The summit offers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Leadership Development: Enhance your leadership skills through workshops, mentorship opportunities, and interaction with inspiring individuals.
  • Academic Enrichment: Gain valuable knowledge and insights from STEM experts and industry leaders.
  • Cultural Immersion: Connect with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and celebrate the rich tapestry of African cultures.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build connections with like-minded individuals and potential mentors.

This sounds amazing! How can I learn more?

We’re thrilled you’re interested! Visit the WAAW Foundation website for detailed information about the summit, application procedures, and scholarship opportunities. You can also follow us on social media for the latest updates and announcements.

We hope this blog has answered your questions about the WAAW Foundation Summit. If you have any further inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly through our website contact form. We look forward to receiving your application!


Still not sure on why you should attend? Check out this video from one of the 2023 WAAW Foundation Summit attendees


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