Madrid, 22nd of March 2021. This week, the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of Canarias and the Women for Africa Foundation have opened the second application for scholarships of the Learn Africa Canarias program. The scholarships are aimed at African women studying in the university who want to study any of the 66 online courses that are offered, within the framework of this initiative, by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the University Foundation of Las Palmas, the University Foundation of University of La Laguna, the Health and Social Services School of Canarias and the Canary Islands Technology Institute.
The implementation of the Learn Africa Canarias program takes part of the commitment of the Autonomous Government to the development of Africa and its women, as well as to online education in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, it aims to stimulate endeavors, employment and internationalization among women from the neighboring continent.
The scholarships, endowed with a total amount of 170.000 euros, cover the tuition fees and those directly related to the studies, such as the issuance of the degree, at the same time they cover different types of programs, but always in online modality.
The first application for these scholarships, in the past December, included 5 university expert courses from the University of Las Palmas. In this second application, the offer has been significantly expanded to 66 courses. Among them, there are courses of specialization in subjects such as management and consulting in innovation; digital competencies; occupational risk prevention; basic information; Spanish, English and French courses; health sciences; desalination through renewable energies; urban wastewater; climate change, and digital transformation, among others.
All the information and forms are available in the website of the Directorate General for Economic Affairs with Africa (https://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/ece/dgaea/), as well as in this website.
For more than 7 years, the Women for Africa Foundation has been developing the Learn Africa program, aimed at African women studying in university, in collaboration with nearly 40 Spanish universities. Until today, the program, which is now being implantated in Canarias, has benefited 153 African women students from 34 countries.