African Gifted Foundation

African Gifted Foundation

Charity information

African Gifted Foundation

In 2016 the African Gifted Foundation opened the African Science Academy (ASA) to offer academically gifted young African women a unique opportunity.

In an intensive ten-month programme, the girls take Cambridge A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, as well as learning Computer Programming.

ASA is a pathway to undergraduate study and future careers in Engineering, Science, Computing and more.

Founded 2016

  • Mission statement

    The school’s vision is to be the leading school in Africa for gifted young scientists. We believe in the butterfly effect - that a gentle flutter of wings can have a huge impact - and have a core goal to accelerate African development through science and technology.

    We are challenging the perception that African girls are neither interested in science and maths nor capable of performing in those subjects at the very highest levels. The students' talents are evident and our results speak for themselves. In the school's first year, 65% of students earned A*-C grades.

    We are engendering a generation of gifted young female Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers from across the African continent to realise their potential. They will share a vigorous learning experience and form a supportive and ambitious network of young women that will persist well beyond their time at the school.

    With your help, we believe ASA will become a beacon of excellence for teaching STEM subjects in Africa and beyond, and provide a model for education that can be replicated throughout the continent.

  • Aims

    African Gifted Foundation aims to:

    • Fundraise to meet the annual costs of running the African Science Academy
  • Overview

    Established: August 2016

    Registered Charity Number: 1133900

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 07515392188

    Address: 10 Queen Street Place London EC4R 1BE

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