Mount Kenya (MKU) has made the donation through existing partnership with Imbuto Foundation.
"Today, we received US$30,000 from Mount Kenya University Rwanda as part of a 5-year agreement to support 100 brilliant Secondary School students from vulnerable backgrounds, through the Edified Generation Scholarship. The University has pledged USD 150,000 towards this programme,” Imbuto Foundation has revealed via Twitter handle.
Initiated in 2002 by Imbuto Foundation, the ‘Edified Generation’ scholarship programme financially supports bright students from economically vulnerable backgrounds in their pursuit of education.
Sandrine Umutoni, the Director General of Imbuto Foundation has said that during this period of celebrating 20-year anniversary, they greatly commend the contribution of the university to fulfill its mission.
“It is a great contribution and support preparing the youth to efficiently serve the country in the future,” she said.
The Vice Chancellor at Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Prof Edwin Odhuno has told IGIHE that they are glad for Imbuto Foundation’s contribution to promote education.
“Imbuto Foundation supports education, particularly girls with vulnerable backgrounds. It induces pride to see graduates from our university becoming leaders. The fact that our graduates are assigned to major duties, is a reflection of quality education promoted among young people,” he said.
Prof Edwin explained that the university will train these 100 students after completion of studies and equip them with life skills in the areas of investment and entrepreneurship to complement their education.