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A competition to find outstanding female students across the Middle East and North Africa


The project

 ” The competition being held by Goodwall and The Womanity Foundation is a celebration of the excellence achieved by young females around the Middle East and Africa” said Goodwall, co-founder Taha Bawa. “We believe that talent can be found throughout the world, and we want to make sure that these talented young women are getting the education they need and deserve.”


The challenge 

Across the region, women’s employment is around half of that of men’s. We are trying to change that by supporting girls and women’s access to quality education and vocational training. This includes promoting avenues that give women a voice in society, politics and governance institutions.

Freedom House reported that women in the Middle East and North Africa are often suppressed to subordinate status due to societal norms and a conservative interpretation of Sharia Law and that “women in the region are significantly underrepresented in senior positions in politics and the private sector, and in some countries, they are completely absent from the judiciary.”


The approach

In 2017, Goodwall Womanity Scholarship will cover a one year full-tuition at the Swiss International Scientific School of Dubai for a female young leader in the MENA region and iPads to the 10 finalists.

A second Scholarship will offer a prize of USD 5,000 to cover the tuition of an university of choice of the winner.

Both Scholarships target female students in the Middle East and Northern Africa who have had a positive and lasting impact in their communities or have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. We’re looking for role-models who are capable to inspire others to do good in their own communities.

To participate to the call, interested candidates have to create a profile on Goodwall. More details can be found here:


Valued partner

Goodwall is a positive, inspirational community for young people to connect and get recognition for their talents and achievements. Committed to celebrating student success and rewarding students for outstanding leadership, community service, innovation and top achievements, Goodwall has a fast-growing community of approximately 1M students from 150+ countries and works with top universities around the world.