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The Muljhibhai Madhvani foundation recently hosted its alumni to a one-day seminar on how to become an entrepreneur.
Enterprise Uganda Executive Director, Charles Ocici has said that poor entrepreneurship skills among the youths is the major cause of unemployment in the country. Speaking before alumnus of the Madhvani Foundation scholarship scheme over the weekend Mr Ocici said that the failure by many graduates to have practical skills and narrow perception by many of the real value of education was driving up unemployment numbers.
Counting among the ranks of promising young people it has helped realise their dreams prominent names like retired Supreme Court Judge Professor George Kanyeihamba, senior environment specialist Edward Nantamu, senior quantity surveyor Philly Mpata among many others, the Madhvani Foundation, founded at the same time Uganda gained independence will mark this year on a new high, hitting Shs600million in scholarship offers.
For Franco Tumuhimbise, an accountant at the East African Business Week, if it was not for the Madhvani scholarship, he would perhaps be a petty trader in Mbarara.
Tumuhimbise tells the story of how he grew up in a poor family in Mbarara where his parents only supported him up to primary six. Thereafter, he survived by living in a makeshift tent for six years.
Madhvani Foundation celebrates 50th Anniversary with largest funding ever.
Images taken during the recently concluded Madhvani Foundation Alumni Annual General Meeting 2012 held at Hotel Africana.
Following the death of her parents who were her sole providers, Lois Bayigga had lost all hopes of ever completing her Biomedical Laboratory Technology degree at Makerere University.
Beneficiaries of the Madhvani scholarship have pledged to contribute to the scholarship foundation so that it can assist more needy Ugandans. The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation has been instrumental in Uganda’s education, especially in the field of technical and science subjects. The scholarship is given on an annual basis. Established in 1962, the scholarship benefited 49 students in 2003; 71 in 2004; 93 in 2005; 117 in 2006; 152 in 2007; 159 in 2008 and175 in 2009 and 149 this year.
The Madhvani foundation has announced the names of the recipients for scholarships in the academic year 2010 - 2011. This academic year has seen the biggest amount of money ever donated by the foundation.
The Madhvani Foundation will sponsor 149 undergraduate and postgraduate students following a screening exercise involving 1,698 applicants.
“WHEN you study agriculture, you can do anything in the world,” says Edward Nantamu. “You get to study genetics, entomology, horticulture, crop and animal husbandry, bio-chemistry, sociology, economics and that makes you an all- rounder.”
The Madhvani Foundation has been flooded with 1,700 applications for scholarships this year, a 25% increase from last year’s.
Underprivileged Ugandan students pursuing science based degrees stand a chance to win scholarships worth $250,000 (sh500m) from the Madhvani Foundation for the 2010/11 university academic year.
Henry Kyemba, the chairman of the scholarships committee, said the funds have been set aside to facilitate brilliant yet underprivileged students at university. The scholarships would only be available to potential applicants for undergraduate courses after their first year of study.
Madhvani Foundation last week launched a Shs500million scholarship programme to be used by university students in the academic year 2010-2011. The funds have been set aside to facilitate brilliant yet underprivileged students pursuing scientific and technical degrees in Ugandan universities.
THE Madhvani Foundation will spend sh500m in university scholarships this academic year, an official said this week.
Everyone sees the family business as a safety net. If you fail in the corporate world, you can always put your talent to work at the family business. But if your family doesn’t prepare, that safety net likely won’t be around for the next generation.
The annual award process of scholarships worth 500 million Uganda shillings is now underway again, as it is every year, and applications must be received by the foundation by May 31 for scholarships available in the field of hotel management and environmental studies, both fields important for Uganda and the tourism and wildlife sectors. Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid directly to the institution of higher learning of their choice while all other study and living expenses are to be met by the students selected.
The Madhvani Foundation has launched a scholarship programme worth UShs500m (about US$250, 000) to be used for university scholarships by students in the 2010/2011 university academic year.
University scholarships worth about Shs 500 million are now on offer by Madhvani Foundation. Announced by the Scholarship Committee Chairman, Henry Kyemba at Kampala Serena Hotel on May 4, the closing date for applications is May 31.