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Meet our Ambassador: Abrham F. Ketema

Abrham Fentaw Ketema from Ethiopia is a Lecturer, and the Head of Department, at Hawassa University. He holds a Master’s degree in Tourism Development and Management from Addis Ababa University. He is currently pursuing a specialized Master’s degree in Sustainable Management of Resources and Cultural Heritage for Local Development at the Italian Higher Education with Africa (IHEA), on a scholarship provided by the IHEA foundation. He has also been in receipt of a DAAD scholarship.

Abrham joined the Africademics Scholarship Ambassador programme because he is a committed lecturer who is seeking to improve and expand educational quality in Africa. He believes that Africademics will give him the opportunity to assist his African brothers and sisters in applying and receiving the funding they need to achieve personal and professional success in today’s world.

In 10 years’ time, Abrham wants to have completed his PhD and advance to the position of senior researcher and academician in his field of study. An interesting fact about Abrham is that even though he is an academic, he is also deep down an entrepreneur.

Welcome to the Africademics Ambassador Programme, Abrham!

The Scholarship Ambassador Programme

Through the Scholarship Ambassador Programme Africademics trains volunteers from across Africa to become scholarship advisors and mentors. Ambassadors complete a 4-month online course with virtual lectures, case studies and additional activities. Once they have successfully graduated, our Scholarship Ambassadors offer personal support, advice and mentorship for scholarship seekers and applicants in and from Africa.

Our 2022 Ambassador cohort started their training in April 2022 and we are thrilled to have over 90 students and scholars from across the African continent on board this year. In 2021, we welcomed our first cohort of 30 Scholarship Ambassadors who completed their training in November 2021. They now offer free scholarship consultations, mentorship and application assistance for scholarship seekers in and from Africa on a regular basis.

Meet our team of Scholarship Ambassadors here and let us know via our contact form if you would like to book a personal consultation with one of them!