W.K. Kellogg’s Big Give to Boost Key Skills in Southern Africa

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s funding to southern African-based organizations is hard to get a fix on and has varied widely in recent years. But one thing is clear: This foundation sure likes a group called Career Wise, judging by a recent $4.2 million grant to the organization.  

Career Wise is an independent scholarship and bursary management organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company manages related programs for corporate organizations, SETAs (skills, education, and training authorities), HETs (higher education and training organizations and institutions), private trusts, and foundations.

Career Wise focuses a lot of its attention on helping advance education opportunities in "scarce skills" disciplines and will use Kellogg’s $4.2 million to develop scholarship programs in pediatric nursing, social work, medicine, early childhood education and rural development. The programs are aimed at disadvantaged students in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has been supporting both U.S. and African-based organizations working in the southern African countries of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe for decades.