A gaggle of Mastercard Foundation Scholars categorical pleasure at the Baobab Summit 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program–an education and management initiative that has immediately impacted almost 40,000 young folks, primarily in Africa – this year celebrates a decade of transformative influence and studying.
Launched in 2012, this system started as a $500 million initiative to develop the subsequent era of leaders who would drive social and financial transformation.
The program identifies proficient young folks from economically deprived and hard-to-reach communities, primarily in Africa, and supports their secondary and better education in addition to management growth.
Initially, this system aimed to assist 15,000 young folks. Over the final decade, the Mastercard Foundation has deployed $1.7 billion by way of the initiative to profit almost 40,000 young folks, over 72 percent of whom are young ladies. To date, 18,544 young folks have graduated from secondary and better education.
“Through a network of extraordinary partners, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is enabling thousands of bright and deserving young people to access quality education and develop as leaders who give back to their communities and help to improve the lives of others. Mastercard Foundation Scholars and Alumni are leaders and innovators; activists and entrepreneurs; tackling everything from climate change to health inequity. Their collective impact will be felt for generations to come,” says Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation.