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MTN to sponsor 100 poor students

MTN to sponsor 100 poor students
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MTN to sponsor 100 poor students

Telecoms firm MTN Rwanda is to finance a new project from the First Lady’s office in which 100 poor students will go to school at the expense of the company, it was announced Wednesday.

The scholarship program worth Rwf 90 million will avail tuition to selected students through their high school senior 1 to 6. Each of the 100 students will get Rwf 150,000 Rwf per year to cover the cost of fees and essential scholastic materials, according to the partnership agreement between Imbuto Foundation of the First Lady and MTN Foundation.

Speaking at the launch of the project, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame expressed appreciation towards the partnership. 

“…education is a cornerstone of development, and I am delighted that MTN has decided to embark on this journey with Imbuto Foundation, in providing educational opportunities to young boys and girls and setting ground for a prosperous Rwanda,” she said.

The MTN CEO Khaled Mikkawi said: "...we are looking forward to working with Imbuto in this effort that will give vulnerable children in our country the most valuable opportunity to be the best they can be..."


Updated on Dec 15, 2011 by Victor Mugarura (Version 1)

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