Netflix has pledged $1 million to the Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF), which will support film and television students in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The scholarship fund is part of Netflix’s global Netflix Creative Equity Cash, which was created in 2021 with the purpose of establishing a robust, diversified pipeline of creatives around the world. The fund will be given to various programs over the next five years.
The scholarship fund of the world’s biggest entertainment streaming service will cover tuition, housing, study materials, and living expenses at institutions where beneficiaries have been accepted to pursue a course of study in the TV & film disciplines in the 2022 academic year.
In conjunction with social investment fund management and advisory firm Tshikululu Social Investments as implementing partner/fund administrator in Southern Africa, the academic year will begin in 2022 with an open call for applicants in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. In due order, fund administration partners for East Africa, West Africa, and Central Africa will be announced.
Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are the countries that will be eligible