COUNTRY/TOWN: Spain / Several
LENGTH: 2013 onwards
In line with its mission to contribute to the development of Africa through their women, Mujeres por África has launched the Learn Africa scholarship program for African students and researchers in Spanish universities. This program is aimed precisely at promoting the transfer of knowledge and the training of young women from Africa who, after completing their training in Spain, return to their origin countries to apply what they learned to their communities, thus contributing to the advancement of African societies.
To achieve this ambitious goal, the Women for Africa Foundation is collaborating with prestigious Spanish universities, which guarantee academic excellence.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 39 universities spread throughout Spain are participating in this program. There are a total of 62 scholarships, mostly for Master’s studies and also some doctoral programs. In total there will be 68 young women from 20 African countries who will be studying in Spain with Learn Africa. In addition, we have 4 students at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and 7 at the OSTELEA and ESLSCA training centers of the Planeta Group in Rabat, Morocco.
The Learn Africa program is made possible through our agreements with each of the Spanish universities that host African students and researchers. The Women for Africa Foundation is tasked with selecting the beneficiaries, as well as supporting them in the process of obtaining their visas and monitoring their stay in our country.
The young African women who are given scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at one of the collaborating universities are provided with an impactful educational and personal experience. For their part, the host universities are equally enriched by the presence of these young women who have a high level of education and make excellent use of their studies.