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Meet our Ambassador: Jennyphar Kavikairiua

Jennyphar Kavikairiua from Namibia is currently pursuing her PhD in Computer Science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). Her field of specialisation is Human-Computer Interaction and Security, with a specific interest in Child Online Protection.

She also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NUST, during which she was in receipt of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) scholarship.

Jennyphar decided to join the Africademics Scholarship Ambassador team because she would like to give back to the community and have a positive impact on people’s lives, as well as be a part of a big community of like-minded young leaders from Africa.

In 10 years’ time, Jennyphar hopes to have completed her PhD and work as a postdoctoral researcher in an academic or research institution, preferably in the subject of cyber security and human-computer interaction security. An interesting fact about her is that she is a lover of nature and running.

Welcome to the Africademics Ambassador Programme, Jennyphar!

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!