The Xanthe Scharff Workplace Experience (WE) Project
The Xanthe Scharff Workplace Experience (WE) Project is inspired by AGE Africa’s founder Xanthe Scharff whose vision for girls’ lifelong success continues to drive our holistic approach to education.
The Xanthe Scharff WE Project seeks to improve girls’ school-to-work transitions through practical real world experience. The program provides young women graduates with workplace skills, hands-on work experience and job skills training in the public, private and NGO sectors.
The Xanthe Scharff WE Project in 2016:
In 2016, the project launched at AGE Africa as an internship program. Young women were able to apprentice with AGE Africa’s field staff. These girls serve as workplace role models and mentors to other AGE Africa scholars. Over the next two years, the program will seek to expand by recruiting partners from the private and public sector to host student internships for recent AGE Africa alumnae.