We Are EDU-Cater

Edu-Cater Global is a social enterprise that exists 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.

Why Africa First?

One of the reasons why Africa was selected to be our first continent to launch our initiatives in is because we strongly agree with following statements from Florence Tobo Lobe (2015), “If Africans are to solve problems and to lead social and economic development in their own countries – rather than leaving it to international aid agencies – all African learners will need higher-level STEM skills” and…

..…“MINDS and BRAINS are
Africa’s biggest resource”

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What We Are About

Edu-Cater Global is a non-profit social enterprise that acts as a catalyst in bridging businesses and education through inspiring, energising, and developing individuals to harness the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM)

Our aim is to create influence Globally, starting in Africa which will act as a catalyst to developing stronger and more energised generations that are able to make tangible differences to their communities and economies through the combination of empowerment from industry and education.

Meet Our Team

We are incredibly lucky to have extremely talented and passionate team that drives our vision of creating a sustainable network of STEM education throughout the globe.

Frida Nzaba

Founder & CEO of Edu-Cater Global
 
Frida Nzaba is a Manufacturing Engineer, who works at Rolls-Royce Plc and is a WISE Young Women’s Board Member, advocating for diversity in the workplace and engineering industry. She graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Darren Williams

Director of Strategic Partnership and Finance
 
Dr Darren Williams is a chartered fellow of Engineering (IET) who works at TWI Ltd as the welding Systems Manager and the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre at Lancaster University.

Alex Makalliwa

Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Africa
 
Alex is a budding Engineer, Entrepreneur and Academic. He is currently serving as a General Manager at Solar-E-Cycle Kenya – an organisation that designs and assembles light.

"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

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.

Achievements

  • 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.

Achievements

  • 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