DO WELL DO GOOD
1000 women to build
a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive Africa
PEWA IN BRIEF
Welcome to PEWA! A programme of excellence for Woman in Africa.
> A 2 year part-time program complementary to university curriculum.
> To be offered over time to 1000 high potential female students in Sub-Sahara Africa
> Focused on skills for job, leadership, entrepreneurship and openness to the world
> A modern pedagogy focused on personalised learning and learning by doing
> Free for the students who receives a personalised support to get a job at the end
The PEWA is a programme that ShARE has customised from its programme of excellence which is currently offered to 1800 students in 90 top universities. It has also been designed by also taking into account the experience of the Presidential Programme of Excellence that ShARE runs in Togo.
PEWA in Francophone countries is called PEFA - Programme D'Excellence pour les Femmes en Afrique.
in collaboration with
We are very grateful to H.E. the Prime Minister of Togo, Mme Dogbe and H.E. the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia to give them their support to the programme.
H.E. THE PRIME MINISTER OF TOGO, MME VICTOIRE DOGBE
H.E. THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA, HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN
THE PROGRAMME PILLARS
Students are trained on skills necessary to the corporate world and delivered by former consultants of top tier consulting firms
In particular, they are trained in "problem solving", "effective communication", “critical thinking”, "analytics", and "project management” and tools like Excel and PowerPoint.
Students are required to take initiatives, manage projects and teams.
In addition, they have leadership sessions (i.e. awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, build trust, build confidence,…) and they are coached by executive coaches.
OPENNESS TO THE WORLD
The program is delivered mainly in English with sessions in local languages.
Each student will be paired with students from other countries in Africa with different language to foster pan-African leadership
The students will work with Chinese, Indian and European students who are following the standard ShARE program.
In the second year, students in parallel to other modules will work for 8 month to create a start-up concept;
They will be coached by successfully local entrepreneurs and trained on business plan, marketing, and trained on tech (eg AI, blockchain, APP, coding,...)
10% top students will receive an equity participation to kick-start their projects after the program.
THE PROGRAMME CALENDAR
The program consists of 8 modules and is spread over 20 weeks per academic year - a total of 40 weeks. Students do an internship with a partner between the first year and the second year. They will then work for the partner for a period of 3 years if they receive an offer.
Students spend about 10-15 hours per week. The pace is adjusted to ensure the students can successfully follow their academic degree and hence is reduced when exam’s period starts.
The students need to complete 2-3 hours of on-line training before joining the weekly sessions organised by the ShARE local staff in the ShARE office and have to spend about 5-10 hours per week on projects.
Office & equipment
The ShARE office is located near the university with high-speed internet and with a modern office set-up.
The students are equipped with a personal laptop, are given a monthly stipend for phone credit and transport. They can come to the ShARE office any time to study. Ad-hoc week-end activities include intensive skills training, social week-ends, leadership training....
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND RECRUITMENT
The program will be offered to woman below the age of 28 doing a bachelor degree from the best universities in the target countries
The selection will be made independently by the ShARE team based on 4 criteria: analytical and logical skills, structured thinking, clarity in communication, and leadership potential. The recruitment process and the detailed eligibility criteria will be defined locally for each country.
COST AND PARTNERS
The program is free for the students and will be financed by the partners of the program – private sector companies either African or international having business in Africa, governments and international institutions. About 10% of them will be supported to set up their own start-up.
For partners, it is an opportunity to hire well trained talents, strengthen the employer brand and but also to get strategic insights on Africa business opportunities/ policy advice for governments through the consulting assignment.
Students will sign an agreement before they join to commit to work for the partner (if they receive an offer) for a period of 3 years if they receive an offer from the partner. They will receive their certifications only after that and if they quit the program before they will have to reimburse the cost of the program.