The 200 scholarship places the Kwanda village funded are allocated for the August cohort of the African Women in Design Program.
The 500 women in Cohort A which launched in April have been progressing with their courses in the meantime. We have received some updates for this cohort. There was a strong uptake of the Product Design course, with 240 women - almost half of the cohort - selecting that track.
More than 75% of all candidates in Cohort A are from Nigeria with the rest of participants coming from a diverse set of countries including Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda and Malawi.
The candidates are currently working through the practical element, applying the skills they have learned and receiving mentorship to help them advance their skills and begin careers in their chosen fields.