One Hundred Rwandan students from disadvantaged backgrounds are going to benefit from scholarships funded by IHS Towers a leading mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Imbuto Foundation which is dedicated to Engaging, Educating, and Empowering Rwandan communities for sustainable change runs this scholarship progamme.
This program supports brilliant but economically disadvantaged students to study in boarding schools.
‘Edified Generation’ scholarship programme was initiated in 2002 with an objective to financially support students from economically vulnerable backgrounds in their pursuit of education.
Beneficiaries of this programme receive assistance of up to $300 per year, to help pay for their living costs in boarding schools, school uniforms and other school supplies.
According to Imbuto Foundation, each year, through an annual holiday camp, the scholars are equipped with entrepreneurship, public speaking, leadership and other life skills, among many topics.
Over the last 17 years, more than 8,000 scholarships have been awarded to secondary-school boys and girls.
“Our meeting (with IHSTowers) on Wednesday also served to map out future collaborations around the mentorship and professional development of these students,” Imbuto Foundation said Wednesday.
The partnership between Imbuto Foundation and IHS Towers was established in 2014.
One of IHS Towers sustainability initiatives focuses on Education and empowerment including environment and green energy, ethics and governance all these aim at aligning with principles embedded in international charters such as UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The IHS Towers groups considers education as key to social and economic development.
“Wherever we operate, much of our charitable and community activity concentrates on educational projects – from scholarships to refurbishments – all with the aim of increasing the power and capacity of our local community members,” according to IHS Towers.