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Tullow in partnership with the African Gifted Foundation has been supporting the education of brilliant young girls from over 12 countries across Africa through the prestigious African Science Academy (ASA) in Ghana to build their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Since 2017, over 150 young African girls have been supported with over 90% of ASA students awarded full university scholarships after studying at ASA. 100% of ASA students have gone on to study at leading universities across Africa and around the world including the University of Edinburgh, Minerva University, Ashesi University, African Leadership University, Hong Kong University, and Cavendish University.

The graduates from ASA are exceptionally well-prepared for careers in high-demand sectors, with a track record of 100% of students securing either jobs or internships upon graduation. Some ASA alumni are still pursuing further education, preparing for promising careers in fields such as material science, civil engineering, and computer science.

Partnerships like this align with Tullow’s community strategy “Accelerating Progress Through Partnerships." Tullow is partnering with communities to build a better future.

“Nurturing young girls at an early age in STEM subjects helps to increase their interest in pursuing STEM related careers which has enormous potential to maintain decent livelihoods and quality of life. We aim to develop a network of empowered and gifted young black women in STEM who will lead in developing their countries and Africa. Our partnership with the African Gifted Foundation is in line with our ‘Accelerating Progress Through Partnerships’ community strategy which is focused on enhancing skills development to create employability and decent jobs.” - Julia Ross, Director People and Sustainability

ASA is a centre of excellence in Accra, Ghana where young girls study A-level physics, mathematics, and further mathematics. ASA prepares students to achieve internationally recognised Cambridge International Advanced Level Qualifications within a single year. ASA receives more than 700 applications from young girls who want to pursue careers in STEM yearly.