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Uganda’s oldest and largest private scholarship fund offered Shs 516 million last year in university scholarships to 175 students for 2009/2010. The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation is Uganda’s oldest and largest private education trust, having been around for almost 60 years.
Madhvani Foundation Alumni Association boss Mr Roland Odinga tries to help needy students achieve their education dreams. P
The Zawadi Africa Educational Fund has formed a partnership with The Madhvani Foundation that will provide five university scholarships for Ugandan girls to study overseas.
Lack of finance is the leading cause of drop outs from institutions of higher learning. Every year, hundreds of students fall out due to failure to raise tuition fees, which has prompted government to embark on an education finance scheme to assuage the problem.
Former Madhvani Foundation Beneficiaries pay a courtesy call at the Madhvani Group offices to express their gratitude.Association Chairman
The Madhvani Foundation has awarded 175 students scholarships totaling sh516m for the academic year 2009/10. The awards were made after highly competitive personal interviews of candidates conducted at Makerere University, recently.
175 students have been awarded scholarships totaling Shs516m by the Madhvani Foundation. The scholarships for the 2009/10 academic year were awarded after a highly competitive selection process that culminated in personal interviews held at Makerere University.
The Madhvani Foundation has awarded 175 students with scholarships in the fields of Business Administration, Information Technology, Agriculture, Engineering, Land Surveying and Law, among others.
One of Uganda’s largest private charitable foundations has invited their alumni for a meeting at Hotel Africana this week to build a strong network of graduates who benefited from the educational programs and scholarships awarded to deserving students. A new Madhvani Alumni Students Association was, in fact, launched during the meeting to facilitate intensified post graduate relations between beneficiaries of the various programs, as well as support them further in their careers.
The Madhvani foundation scholarship scheme has birthed 650 students since it’s initiation in 2003. The programme supports the bright but less privileged students from across the country, to achieve university education in various disciplines. Out of 650 supported students, 540 have since graduated in Agriculture, Business Administration, Law, Hotel management, Actuarial Science, Human medicine among others.
Beneficiaries of the Madhvani Foundation education scholarships have launched an alumni association.
The Madhvani Foundation and Kampala International University deserve credit for taking the lead in initiating mass local university scholarships. The two institutions, and more recently, East African Breweries Limited, have, for a couple of years now, given billions of shillings to enable students from poor socio-economic backgrounds access university education. While other universities and perhaps organisations also have some form of scholarships schemes, the three institutions above stand out because their scholarships are offered in the most transparent manner.
SCIENCE students who are gifted, but are financially handicapped have a reason to smile. A sh500m bursary scheme is available to university students pursuing courses like agriculture, medicine, business administration, law, engineering, veterinary and dentistry among others. The chairman of the scholarship committee at Madhvani Foundation, Henry Kyemba, said the money, so far the largest amount ever released by the Foundation in its annual contribution to the education sector, will enable hundreds of gifted but financially challenged students to complete their university education.
In the midst of tuition increments from universities in the country, there is a glimmer of hope for students in the Madhvani Foundation. Since 2003, the Foundation has been sponsoring students pursuing science-based courses. The year 2009/2010 will be no different as Henry Kyemba, chairman of the Scholarship Committee, announced on Wednesday, May 6, at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
The Madhvani family has donated sh500m to needy Ugandan students joining institution of higher learning in the 2009 academic year.
The Madhvani Foundation has announced availability of UShs500 million (about $250,000) for their Annual Scholarships 2009/2010.
We all tend to give up after failing on the first or even second trial, don't we? And so I was amazed by 26-year-old Susan Akello, a doctor at Nakasero Hospital, who fought for a scholarship until she got it.
Receiving a gift, they say, requires that one pays it forward. With the all-important need for an education becoming clearer to more people in Uganda, Good Samaritans who choose to bail out many a stranded student are in turn creating a new breed on philanthropists, or so it should be.
When we hear the word disabled, most of us set a scene of someone begging on the streets. We picture a world of unhappiness where all dreams are shattered.