The Ajabu Scholarship Programme is designed specifically to uplift the African bar community, with the generous support of our global partners. Educational institutions are invited to get involved through direct donation of courses, while brands, businesses and even individuals may purchase courses for donation.

The courses are allocated via scholar applications, which are judged by an independent scholarship board. Current board members include Eileen Wayner (CEO Tales of the Cocktail, USA), Charlie McCarthy (Business Development – Spirits at WSET, UK), Christelle Reade-Jahn (Director SA Brandy Foundation, SA), Kojo Aidoo (Director Front Back, Ghana), Riche Barrow (F&B Manager Hero Bar, Kenya) and Cloé Auger (Global Trade Advocacy Manager Campari, Italy).

Some courses are ring fenced for Ajabu’s official charity partner, the Sisterhood for Industry Support, while the remainder are made available to anyone living on continent who works in the African drinks industry. Applications are open regularly throughout the year, as donations come in, and invitations to apply are distributed to our Ajabu community via mailers.

If you’d like to find out how to contribute to the programme, please get in touch.

If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, join our community to receive newsletters and stay abreast of application periods.


Professional Bar Training

PBT is the first fully accredited online education programme to be created specifically for bar professionals. It is awarded by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality and accredited by Ofqual. Its courses provide unrivalled, comprehensive training that will help you unlock your full potential and take the next step in your career. Never again will bartending be seen as just a job you do on the side. PBT will help you make this your career and climb to the top of the hospitality industry.


WSET is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines and spirits. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET has since grown to become the global industry leader. WSET qualifications are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines, spirits sake and beer.