Scholarships for Africans
Empowering Africans to Lead
It is widely observed that employment in the African wildlife conservation sector is replete with Westerners and Australians. As Kaddu Sebunya, President of the African Wildlife Foundation, remarked in a July 2017 interview, "The conservation sector is dominated by white faces, and for many people it looks a bit like colonialism."
The same could be said about the veterinary profession. With perhaps the exception of South Africa, professional wildlife veterinary positions are predominantly filled by Westerners.
What's more, there is a dearth of wildlife vets and caregivers on the continent generally. Africans could fill vital gaps in wildlife veterinary care and secure much-needed employment. However, many Africans lack access to affordable education.
Afri-Vet strives to provide increasing opportunities for Africans to receive high quality wildlife care education by using portions of donations and paid student fees to subsidize scholarships.