ExxonMobil Supports Higher Education with STEM Scholarships at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM)

MAPUTO, Mozambique – ExxonMobil Moçambique, Limitada in partnership with the Center for Gender Coordination (CECAGE) at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) delivered full undergraduate scholarships to six girls to attend STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related undergraduate courses at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo.
  • 300 young girls received STEM training in preparation for university admission exams
  • Six girls awarded full scholarships for higher education at UEM in STEM related Field

The program, implemented by CECAGE, the gender wing of the university, encompasses training for university entrance exams to increase the likelihood of admission for girls in technical fields. To date, ExxonMobil has provided training to 300 girls of which 42 have been admitted to UEM and 18 into other institutions of higher education.

The six scholarships will be destined for the undergraduate courses of Architecture and Urban Planning; Information Engineering; Industrial Chemistry; Ecology and Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation; and Oceanography and Mathematics.

“These women represent the future of Mozambique - a future with astonishing potential. Hard work, determination, and overcoming obstacles is what has brought these candidates to this point and what will help turn them into the leaders of the future. An education is the best enabler to unlocks a person’s skills, capabilities and potential, and why it’s a core pillar of ExxonMobil’s community investment strategy. We are excited to see what they will achieve in the future!” said Arne Gibbs, General Manager for ExxonMobil Moçambique, Limitada.

As a result of the ongoing partnership, the program will reach a further 300 girls in 2023 under the new agreement reached with CECAGE.

Manuel Guilherme Júnior, the Dean of UEM shared that, “the support provided by ExxonMobil over the last three years has contributed to the increase of girls being admitted into STEM related courses and for that we appreciate the generous gesture of supporting the academic qualifications of girls with the scholarships.”


About ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy and petrochemical companies, creates solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds a 25 percent indirect interest in Area 4 and will lead the construction and operation of future natural gas liquefaction facilities. In addition, ExxonMobil is also a Concessionaire and Operator, with a 40% participating interest in the Angoche basin (A5-B) concession. Please visit: www.exxonmobil.co.mz or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExxonMobilMocambique


UEM is the first higher education institute that institutionalized the gender thematic through the creation of CECAGE in 2008, with the mission to coordinate and realize investigations, training actions, advocacy with focus on the gender perspective, to promote gender equality within UEM and in the society.

Please visit: www.cecage.uem.mz or like us on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/search/top?q=cecage%20uem