Ashinaga in the UK
Ashinaga UK empowers young orphaned students with university education and leadership training so that they can identify problems and find solutions in their communities.
Our mission is to contribute to sub-Saharan Africa’s development by providing students who have lost one or both parents with the education, network, and opportunities necessary to become the next generation of compassionate leaders for Africa.
Journey of an Ashinaga UK Scholar
Scholars leave their home countries and study at world-class universities in the UK. We cover the costs of tuition and all other necessary expenses, but the Scholars do the real work, developing academic, personal, and professional skills in an international environment.
The Scholars create detailed plans to tackle the big problems they have identified in their home communities. They work on this plan throughout their studies, receiving feedback and support from Ashinaga staff and their peers. They conduct field research in African countries and work internships in their vacations to gain the skills and connections they need.
Scholars return home after their studies to begin their careers and realise their goals to help others. Our final goal is not the Scholars’ education, but that through education and training Scholars will be equipped to initiate change, innovation, and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our approach is to effect change through grass-roots development, empowering young people to identify issues, develop solutions, and have a positive impact in their communities. We believe that the best people to change communities are the people who live in those communities, once they have the tools and experience needed to make a difference. Read more about our strategy.
Meet the Ashinaga UK Scholars
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