A Focus on Africa

Scholars in the Program are primarily from Africa. In recent years, the continent has experienced unprecedented economic progress and political resurgence. More than 60 percent of its population is under the age of 25, making it the continent with the youngest demographics. Yet, Sub-Saharan Africa is also the region with the lowest enrollment rates in secondary and university education. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program supports economically disadvantaged young people from across the continent, and encourages them to apply their knowledge towards the betterment of their home communities and countries.

To learn more about The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, visit www.mastercardfdnscholars.org


To learn more about The MasterCard Foundation, visit www.mastercardfdn.org


- Author Onalerona Matlawe
Published by Lebohang Sebiloane

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