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Meet our Ambassador: Nancy Madigu

Nancy Madigu from Kenya is a Research Associate in Pharmaceutical Nutrition at the University of Botswana, where she also completed her PhD in Biological Sciences with a speciality in Pharmaceutical Nutrition. She also holds a Master’s degree in Food Science and Postharvest Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.

Nancy is a recipient of the Organization of Women in Developing World (OWSD) Postgraduate Award. She founded Kwa-Yu Community Empowerment Organization, an organization that seeks to educate, inspire, and motivate the youth in addressing the social, cultural, and economic determinants that underpin health and economic well-being.

Her passion for mentoring students, combined with her passion for the academic field, motivated her to become an Africademics Scholarship Ambassador. In 10 years’ time Nancy sees herself having educated, motivated, and inspired many students to be great leaders. An interesting fact about Nancy is that she loves writing poems.

Welcome to the Africademics Ambassador Programme, Nancy!

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!