Windle aims to inspire leadership qualities from our scholars and encourages them to contribute to a peaceful future for their communities.
Through sponsoring refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa at secondary, vocational, tertiary and post-graduate level, Windle is developing the expertise and professional skills to strengthen institutions, diminish gender-based inequalities and reduce the risks of social division.
60% of Windle’s scholarship holders are female. This is a response to the widespread disadvantage of female students both in access to education and to their opportunity to remain in education at the secondary and tertiary level.
“When I come across a competent, committed and resourceful leader in South Sudan I think to myself, I expect he/she is a Windle alumnus.”
Professor John Benington, Warwick University
Across the region in 2017, Windle is helping refugees and conflict-affected people with educational scholarships.
- 543 Secondary School Scholarships
- 239 Vocational Training Scholarships
- 35 Engineering/Nursing/IT Diploma Scholarships
- 381 Teacher Training Scholarships by Distance Education
- 878 Undergraduate Scholarships in East Africa
- 35 Post-graduate Masters Scholarships in the UK
- 9 PhD Scholarships in the UK
These scholarships are funded through the generous support of donors, organisations and individuals such as UNHCR, DfID, DD Puri, UK and Canadian Universities and others.
The Windle staff regularly interact with all sponsored students, listening to concerns and providing guidance and support. Windle is a specialist organisation because of our exclusive focus on education and training for refugees and those affected by conflict. Windle is respected across the region for the calibre of our staff and the personal dimension that is a hallmark of Windle.
Scholarships are a powerful way to enable the most disadvantaged to access good quality education.