Anita founded the Women’s Elevation Fund(WEF) in 2016, to facilitate the realization of Dreams, Aspiration and Ambition of Young African Women and furnish them with the requisite tools that allow them to be competitive. Beneficiaries of this fund are between the ages of 12 and 18.
WEF provides scholarships and educational bursaries for outstanding female students and career guidance for young women from underserved communities across the continent of Africa.
WEF’s partnership with NAFTI allows for one WEF Scholarship recipient per year for the years 2017 till 2022. The award is called Anita Erskine Education Bursary and will be given to one outstanding female student at the level 200, studying TV Production, who exhibits academic promise, with proof of financial difficulties.
Prior to their entrance into their final year, NAFTI will choose one level 300 female student for an internship program at Anita Erskine Media every academic year. Both parties will also select one female final year student whose film project will be fully funded by Anita Erskine Media.