Ashinaga announces the “Ashinaga Africa Initiative,” which aims to provide higher education to 20 brilliant students from Sub-Saharan African countries, some of which are among the poorest in the world, and encourage them to become leaders in their own countries.
We look for and screen potential candidates, such as orphaned or bereaved students who have academic potential but cannot afford to apply to university. We offer them a six-month intensive study camp at Ashinaga’s Kokorojuku facility in Uganda and Senegal, where they receive dedicated support and assistance with their studies of various subjects and languages as they prepare to apply to highly ranked universities around the world. We also provide them with a full scholarship as well as living expenses for four years while studying abroad.
We anticipate that these young, educated people will return to their home countries and build democratic, fulfilled societies that will provide people with a higher national income and high-quality education. Although the effects will not be immediate, as they are when food or equipment is donated, this movement will eventually contribute to the overall well-being of Sub-Saharan countries by helping to break the cycle of poverty.
According to one theory, Africa’s population will exceed three billion by the end of the century. We believe that if we can create a bright future for Africa, a continent with enormous potential, humanity’s global prospects will also be bright.
- Have lost one or both parents.
- Have completed secondary school and received the results of their national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after August 2nd, 2020, including all of 2021 and 2022) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2023.
- Be born after 1st September 2000.
- Not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support.
- Be proficient in English, French or Portuguese.
- Be regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.
- Be able to participate in the two Ashinaga? preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.
- Be committed to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.
- Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.
- Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.
The Ashinaga (100-Year Vision) Scholarship provides a full scholarship that covers tuition, housing (during terms and vacation), insurance, and flight costs, as well as a monthly stipend that covers food and necessary academic costs.
The Selection Procedure
After the application deadline, all countries’ applications will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be invited to a final review. Ashinaga conducts individual interviews and administers an examination during this assessment to better understand students’ academic abilities and career goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. To the interview, students must bring all original academic documents as well as identification documents. Failure to do so may result in the application being rejected.
Deadlines for applications:
- The deadline for applications in English and French is January 20th, 2023 at 00h.Midnight GMT.
- Midnight GMT is the deadline for applicants from Lusophone countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, So Tomé and Prncipe, and Mozambique). Friday, October 14, 2022.
Documents Required for Application
- Scan the required documents below in either PDF or JPG format
- Photo or scan of at least one of the following documents; Passport, National ID Card or Birth Certificate
- Photo or scan of your most recent High School Term Report/Transcript
- Photo or scan of your final High School Examination Results Certificate (if applicable)
- For students receiving their exam results in February 2022, we will request that you send your exam certificate as soon as possible after receiving it.
- Passport style photograph
- Passport or National ID Card
- Birth certificate of applicant.
- Death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.
- All term reports / secondary school transcripts from the last 2 years.
- Final secondary school examination certificate, showing grades in each subject
- A recommendation letter from a principal or a teacher. This should include their email address and phone number, as well as information about your performance and character in secondary school. An official signature or stamp should be included on all recommendation letters.
- Academic transcripts or other results from university(if applicable).
- Certificates for extracurricular activities, training courses,jobsor other commitments (if applicable).
How to Apply
Although we prefer online applications, there are three ways to apply for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative. There is no application fee, and you should never pay anyone to apply on your behalf. Please keep in mind that if you apply by mail, all documents you submit will not be returned to you. As a result, you must only send copies of documents.
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