Upward African Woman (UAW) runs a scholarship program at the 2nd Image School in Accra, Ghana. This program is for young women desiring or actively pursuing vocational training and pays for tuition and gives graduates the tools they need to start an independent business. UAW mentors and stays connected with these young women long after they graduate. The program has experienced great success; empowering women and helping them achieve self-sufficiency, regain their independence, and thrive. Vocational training currently includes—fashion and design, hairdressing, nail technician, cosmetology, catering, and massage therapy.
We currently have nine amazing young women in the program and we need your support to make sure that their tuition is paid as school resumes amidst the endless regulations around COVID-19. Cost per student is $2000 tuition, books and trade tools (trade tools include - sewing machine, hairdryer, curlers, foot spa, etc).
Candidates are selected based on their demonstrated financial need and interviews. All of them have had a rough start; abuse and neglect. The scholarship is truly an opportunity for their lives to change - physical and mental health, finances, and employment.
UAW raises funds to support its programs through events and community support. As our events are canceled this year because of stay-at-home orders, we are providing an alternative means for you to support the programs you have come to love.
Upward African Woman (UAW) was founded in 2013 by a community collaborative that came together to address the growing rate of poverty, illiteracy, and hopelessness among women. Our mission is to establish and support sustainable programs to tackle poverty, illiteracy, disease, and hopelessness in order to improve the general well-being of women and children. We invest in women’s economic empowerment thereby setting a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth.