We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Global Scholarship Program, an initiative aimed at raising scholarships for higher education for African students over the next five years. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to eliminate barriers by providing essential tools and resources for African students seeking scholarships, thereby fostering a new generation of leaders poised to drive economic growth and resilience across the continent. 

The Global Scholarship Program represents a significant stride towards bridging the information gap between scholarship-seeking students and esteemed global institutions like EducationUSA and the Institute of International Education working to bridge the information gap. Our focus is on empowering young individuals, particularly women from marginalized communities, to pursue higher education, thus catalyzing positive change not only in Nigeria but throughout Africa.

We are thrilled to kickstart this initiative in collaboration with EducationUSA, with an engaging fireside chat scheduled for February 22 at 3pm WAT. This event will provide crucial insights into the scholarship application process, facilitate resource sharing and networking opportunities between participants and esteemed speakers.

Meet our Speakers 

Chinenye Uwadileke

Chinenye Uwadileke is the Education Specialist at the United States Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria. She previously managed many U.S. government exchange programs but now manages the EducationUSA centers in Southern Nigeria. Having studied in the U.S. fully funded and visited over 40 U.S. institutions, she enjoys working with students especially those who are academically gifted but financially indigent, and loves helping them realize the myriad opportunities that exist for them.

Diane Weisz Young

Diane Weisz Young is the EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for West Africa, where she oversees the training and professional development for EducationUSA Advisers at 20 advising centers in 15 countries. She assumed this position in November 2018. From 2008 – 2013, Diane served as program officer for EducationUSA for Sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. Department of State. Diane has lived in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2013 and she worked with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Lusaka, Zambia, with USAID, and in Abuja, Nigeria, with IREX.  Earlier in her career, Diane worked for the Institute of International Education as the Fulbright Program Officer in Hanoi, Vietnam; she also worked at Colegio Maya International School in Guatemala City, Guatemala; and she served in student services positions at Alfred University, Edinboro University, Grinnell College, and Marymount University (VA). Diane earned her B.A. in International Relations from the College of Wooster (OH) and her M.A. in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Meet our Moderators

Cindy Emeh

Cindy Emeh is a product designer and an avid reader, passionate about fostering change. Originally from Nigeria, she currently resides in Sweden. Her interests span personality dynamics, law and justice, and the intricate workings of intelligent minds. She is dedicated to making a positive impact in any way she can, and she is proud to be part of the OneAfricanChild Foundation, working towards a brighter future for the continent.

Deborah Fasuyi

Deborah Fasuyi is a University of Ibadan student from Lagos, Nigeria. She discovered her passion for volunteerism with OneAfricanChild in 2019. Since then, she has honed her skills through workshops like UNESCO IICBA’s Peacebuilding and Y4P programs, and by facilitating life skills outreach initiatives. Deborah is committed to enhancing access to quality education for underprivileged children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed for success. Volunteering transcends mere societal impact for her, it represents a journey of self-discovery and growth. In her free time, Deborah enjoys exploring new places, indulges in her culinary talent and fuels her soul with music.

What to Expect from the Fireside Chat

During the fireside chat, participants will have the opportunity to delve into topics ranging from identifying suitable scholarships at the Graduate school level to mastering the application process, while drawing inspiration from real-life success stories. Participants can also engage directly with our speakers, ask questions, and connect with fellow applicants.

We invite you to be part of this transformative journey towards a brighter and more prosperous future for Africa. To register, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/NkwyewWHjzswBGHb8

To access the recording of this session and embark on your scholarship pursuit, please visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@oneafricanchildfoundation

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