The Zawadi Africa Educational Fund is a significant initiative providing scholarships to academically talented girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Africa. Established in 2002 by Dr. Susan Mboya, the fund is inspired by the successful Kennedy/Mboya Student Airlifts of the 1960s. It aims to empower young African women by enabling them to pursue higher education in countries like the U.S.A, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya. This initiative is rooted in the belief that educating women is a key step towards achieving broader socio-economic development.
Over the years, Zawadi Africa has made considerable strides in advancing the education of the girl child and building female leaders committed to making a difference in their communities. The program is driven by the mantra “Each One, Teach One,” emphasizing the ripple effect of educating one girl who can in turn impact her community. Zawadi Africa's efforts have not only provided essential educational opportunities for numerous young women but also contributed significantly to the nurturing of a new generation of female leaders in various sectors across the African continent.