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Empower African women to become impactful leaders. Share your expertise, make a difference.

The Scholarship Mentorship Program was launched in 2020 out of the scholarship program to develop female college students in Africa. Each scholarship recipient is paired with a Professional Mentor in the same/ similar field who can help the college student achieve their academic pursuits and put them on a professional career path to reach their successive goals

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The WAAW Foundation Scholarship Mentorship Program connects passionate professionals like you with exceptional female college students in Africa. As a mentor, you'll play a vital role in shaping their academic journey and career path.

Giving Back

Why Become a Mentor?

Guide and support a talented young woman as she pursues her academic and professional goals.

Share your knowledge and experience with the next generation of African leaders

Connect with fellow professionals who are passionate about supporting women in STEM fields

Develop your mentoring skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing African women in education and careers

Gaining Back

What We Offer Mentors

Be paired with a mentee based on your shared field of expertise and interests

Get equipped with the tools and resources you need to be an effective mentor

The WAAW Foundation team is here to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have throughout the program

Participate in bi-annual virtual meetups to connect with your mentee and other mentors


  • Proven experience in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Passion for supporting and empowering young women
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to a one-year mentorship program (with bi-annual virtual meetings)

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Ready to Make a Difference?

The application window for the WAAW Foundation Mentorship Program opens in March and closes in May each year. Don't miss this opportunity to invest in the future of African female leaders. Apply today! For more information, please email us at inquiries@waawfoundation.org