FAWEU AND MTN FOUNDATION RECRUITS BENEFICIARIES

Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda chapter (FAWEU) in partnership with MTN Foundation launched a scholarship programme to provide fully cover University Education needs for ten (10) Ugandan girls from the four regions (Central, North, East, and West) of the country.  The 10 girls were selected from 68 applicants that applied to FAWEU to be considered for a scholarship to pursue undergraduate degrees in Information Technology related courses. The sponsorship includes all program tuition and related fees, scholastic materials, meals, accommodation, basic personal requirements and career guidance & mentorship support.

Speaking during the launch, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wim Vanhelleputte said, “At MTN, one of our key priority areas is Education and we recognize the value in empowering women in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), because ICT is a tool through which gender equality and women empowerment can be advanced to create communities where both women and men can substantively contribute and participate to socio-economic growth.”

In her remarks, the Guest of honour Ms. Maria Kiwanuka of the Foundation’s gesture and said that, “We are pleased to support girl-child education because even in present-day, our girls continue to be given less priority in certain cultures, and we continue to see gender imbalance”.

The FAWEU Executive Director Ms. Christine Semambo Sempebwa, thanked MTN Foundation for the continuous support extended to FAWEU towards Education of under privilege girls over the years. “We encourage other corporate organizations and entities to join MTN in this noble cause.” It is indeed in recognition of the crucial role that women play in development and in line with FAWE’s mandate, to ensure that girls and women are an integral part of the intellectual and technical resource base needed for the survival and prosperity of Uganda and Africa at large.

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