Tuesday, 19 February 2013FAWE and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered on a scholarship programme to help girls at secondary school and university in Ethiopia and Rwanda complete their studies.
The MasterCard Foundation has developed a scholars’ programme that helps young people complete secondary school and university, gain a quality education, and develop their leadership potential.
The programme provides economic, academic and emotional support to disadvantaged students who have demonstrated academic talent, the potential to lead, and a commitment for giving back to their community. It provides mentoring, leadership development, and life skills support to help these students transition to secondary school, university and into the workforce.
FAWE and The MasterCard Foundation have reached an agreement to develop a comprehensive scholarship programme for girls at secondary school and university in Ethiopia and Rwanda.
FAWE will lead the development of the scholarship programme through 2013. This will include gathering baseline data and information on social, economic, cultural and political issues related to secondary and tertiary schooling for girls in the two countries to inform programme development.
FAWE will also conduct meetings with potential strategic partners in Ethiopia and Rwanda, and undertake visits to successful scholarship programmes in Kenya to inform design of the programme.
The MasterCard Foundation will fund development of the scholarship programme for the two countries, which will become part of its overall scholars’ programme.
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