WAAW Foundation Global Youth Scholars Program (GYSP)

Global Youth – Global Network – Exploring Authentic African Experience

The WAAW Foundation Global Youth Scholars Program (GYSP) provides an authentic African experience and an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school and early college students from over 130 countries around the world including Africa. Each summer, students of 13 – 19 years arrive in Nigeria and Kenya to explore Africa and to participate in the 10-days Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership and STEM programs at the WAAW Foundation’s campuses. It is an invigorating, mind-blowing program that gives students to explore the Africa culture while developing innovative, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.   


Review the GYSP eligibility criteria.

Click APPLY NOW to start your GYSP application

Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee

Check your inbox for GYSP successful submission of the application

Pay  the tuition fee according to your country

Complete supplemental forms and visa application


  • Must be at least 13 – 19 years old by the slated start date.
  • Should be fluent in English language (Writing, Speaking, and Reading).
  • Should be currently enrolled in high school or early college students.
  • All countries from around the world including all African countries are eligible to apply.
  • Available to travel by July 2021 

Note: The above eligibility criteria are in compliance with legal restrictions for running a summer program for minors, and no exceptions can be made.


Non- refundable registration fee: $30

Tuition fee: 

  • African Countries: $2,000
  • Non-African Countries: $2,500

Visa and ESTA Information

Participants traveling  from outside Nigeria are responsible for securing the appropriate travel documents to travel for the duration of the program.