13 receive full scholarships to UCT…
What started as a casual initiative to reach out to the rural and underprivileged community has turned out to be a life changing opportunity for at least 13 Zimbabwean students who have been awarded full scholarships on the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
The elated students who spoke to this publication have been receiving mentorship under the Young Graduates Republic program, a community outreach program run by prominent lawyer and socioprenuer Mr Lenon Rwizi. They will be starting their Master’s degrees at the prestigious University of Cape Town in 2020. Under the program, the applicants have been receiving mentorship resources ranging from statement of purpose instructions, motivational letters and editorial assistant throughout the year. The initiative is free of charge and interested applicants receive periodic scholarship updates. If they qualify for particular
Asked for comment Mr. Lenon Rwizi said ‘the program started out of the need to reach out to well deserving but financially disadvantaged Zimbabweans who might not have access to scholarship opportunities. We seek to encourage and help capable underprivileged students achieve their life goals free of charge’. He further stated that because most rural kids cannot access internet streaming services, creating a WhatsApp platform, was a way of bridging the gap between rural folk and the rest of the world. So far there are many applicants who have benefited by applying to various universities and funding institutions.
We congratulate the successful applicants and wish them well in their future endeavours