Bridging a gap between STEM education and industry

Edu-Cater Global is a social enterprise that exist to Establish, Nurture and Enhance a world where Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) is experienced by diverse individuals across the world, consequently bridging the gap between STEM education and industry – offering equal opportunities. That’s our commitment.


We are passionate about establishing a sustainable platform to engage, inspire and educate individuals - embedding STEM in their DNA


We are here to nurture individuals into STEM careers, to develop, and grow businesses to elevate their communities.


We strive to advance and connect individuals to organisations with the aim of turning their innovations into reality.

Why is STEM Important Globally?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and…

...processes that

Engineering For Kids, 2016

"The speakers impacted the students and a lot of students had a paradigm shift and a renewal of the minds"

Event Attendee, 2019

"The students knew what they were doing. They are indeed innovators and their talents need to be nurtured so that they may attain their dreams"

Event Attendee, 2019

“I have more knowledge on STEM and what entrepreneurs do. I have become much more innovative which is a great thing”.

Student, 2019

"I enjoyed the team activity held for the students. I found it engaging and thought provoking.. It is definitely a new approach to learning."

Event Attendee, 2019

"The interaction with the students is amazing encouraging and inspiring"

Event Attendee, 2019

"Bringing young people together and connecting them to innovators in industry to better connect from study to real world. Talks"

Event Attendee, 2019

“The guest speaker presentations were excellent. They made me become more interested in STEM”.

Student, 2019

Our Mission

We strive to listen to industry needs in order to inspire, energise and create opportunities for all individuals wanting to harness the power of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to transform their communities and economies.

Alex Makalliwa

Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Africa

Alex is a budding engineer, entrepreneur and academic. He’s currently serving as General Manager at Solar E-Cycles Kenya – an organisation that designs and assembled light electric solar-powered tricycles. The organisation’s larger vision is to provide off-grid communities with affordable access to mobility and renewable energy. Alex’s aspiration is to develop technology whose adoption across Africa will have demonstrable social impact. Away from startups, you’ll find him reading, writing or trying to restore classic cars.


  • 2017 shortlist for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – RAEng

Darren Williams

Director of Strategic Partnership and Finance

Dr Darren Williams is a Chartered Fellow of Engineering (IET), who works for TWI Ltd and Lancaster University.

TWI Ltd (The Welding Institute) is one of the world’s foremost independent Research and Technology Organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. His role is the Welding Systems Manager, which has a focus on R&D of novel Digital Technologies for implementation into manufacturing industries.

At Lancaster University Darren’s role is the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre, this role focuses on Developing and implementing Industry 4.0 focused joining and advanced manufacturing techniques and systems, enabling smart and digital based manufacturing solutions.

Recent awards:

  • 2019 Paul Fletcher Award – The Institute of Engineering Technology
  • 2018 British Black Business Award (BBBA) Winner – Science Technology Engineering Maths: Rising Star

Frida Nzaba

Founder & CEO of Edu-Cater Global

I work as an Overhaul Manufacturing Engineer in Rolls-Royce Plc, Engine Overhaul Services. This role consists of developing and implementing methods that can be used to repair various components from a jet engine and methods that can be used to strip and assemble the engine in a timely and safe manner. I am directly supporting the shop floor and resolving any technical issues that arise, while continuously improving our processes and the way we work.

I am proud to contribute the WISE Young Professionals Board by informing and advising the WISE campaign on how to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

I founded Edu-Cater Global as a vehicle to bridge the gap between education and industry, by equipping individuals with knowledge, exposure and networks in order to empower them into STEM careers.


  • Professionally registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) by the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
  • Shortlisted for the We Are The City Rising Star Award 2019 – Science and Technology Sector