the mentorship program is for 16-26 year college girls studying a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related course in Africa, designed to help them fulfill their potential and create the change we wish to see

"We believe in the power of mentoring because we’ve seen countless girls whose lives have been transformed through building long-lasting relationships with trusted WAAW mentors."
Unoma Okorafor
CEO & Founder


WAAW Foundation Mentorship Program is born out of the scholarship program to develop female college students in Africa. The purpose of this mentorship program is to guide, educate and motivate an African girl in her personal life, career, or both.

Each academic & scholarship year mentors and mentees (WAAW Foundation scholarship recipients) will be paired and meet 3-times annually. The goal of this meetup is to equipped scholars with tools, skills, knowledge, and to help guide them through their academic pursuits and put them on a professional career path to reach their successive goals. 

Mentoring is a powerful tool to help keep our young ladies motivated, inspired, and excited to keep driving forward for change.


Through the program, you will
  • Learn different unique strengths, values, and stories.
  • Help make a difference through connecting to purpose and the change we want to create.
  • Help young African girls develop skills such as leadership, planning, communications, networking, and many more.
  • Have the opportunity to touch the heart of Africa by meeting young changemakers from around the world.
  • Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.


There are limited spots available, apply now!