Support the Mawazo Institute this Giving Tuesday

The hashtag Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, and I’d love to ask all my readers to consider supporting the Mawazo Institute.  From 2018 – 2019, we provided over $40,000 in research grants to rising female scholars from East Africa, like Peris Ambala of Kenyatta University.  With support from our PhD Scholars program, Peris pursued her research on the spread of Ebola-type viruses across East Africa, seeking to determine whether the virus had traveled from the DRC to Kenya.  Our whole Nairobi office was relieved to hear her conclusion that the virus isn’t present in Kenya at the moment!

A Kenyan woman in a white lab coat and blue gloves scrapes a sample off a microscope slide
Peris at work in the lab

Even a small donation can go a long way in helping us support up-and-coming female scholars across East Africa.  For example, you could cover:

  • Travel costs to collect data in rural areas ($25)
  • Basic scientific equipment like sterile gloves and pipettes ($50)
  • Statistical software for data analysis ($100)
  • Three-day training workshop on research methods ($200)

You can donate by credit card or M-Pesa at our donation page.  Mawazo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible for US donors.  We’re so grateful for all your support!