The activities carried out by the Edu Foundation are aimed at supporting the development of competencies in Africa, and more concretely at allocating university scholarships that are comprehensive of the overall study costs and the related expenses.
Edu Foundation is currently present in 3 Sub-Saharan countries (Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda), while in the past have supported students also in Malawi, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Ivory Coast, where it promotes the acquisition of professional competencies concerning, in particular, technical-scientific fields. In order to carry out its activities, Edu Foundation collaborates with several partners located in these countries as well as Universities.
Since its creation, the Foundation has assisted 490 African students by offering them a chance to access a university degree course in their own country.
Currently the beneficiaries of Fondazione Edu are 117, in the following countries of intervention:
Ghana where the Foundation collaborates with University of Ghana and KNUST;
Mozambique where it has supported students enrolled in Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Universidade Pedagogica, Universidade Catolica de Mocambique and Instituto Superior Don Bosco;
Uganda where it has sustained students in the following Universities: Makerere University, Kayambogo University e Nsamba University.
At the beginning of its activity Fondazione Edu has supported students in different African countries by offering scholarships through the partnership with three organizations already present on the field: Volontari Italiani per lo Sviluppo, Comunità di Sant’Egidio and Fondazione Spe Salvi.
While the interventions of this kind are still ongoing in Uganda and Mozambique, the programs in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ivory Coast and Guinea are already concluded.
Since its creation, Fondazione Edu has assisted 490 African students by offering them a chance to access a university course in their own country of residence. 263 of them have already graduated.