Scholarship Contest Preview

29 Jan


Raphael Njararuhi, Somalia Coordinator

Sheripher Dinala, South Africa Coordinator

As the result of the strong engagement and dedication of our intern student volunteers working across Africa, Iduka will soon be announcing two additional scholarships to underserved, underrepresented, and/or underprivileged African students who live and intend to pursue post-secondary education in an African country participating in the Iduka Africa Pilot Project (iAPP).

The registration process will start February 5. Application guidelines for this online scholarship contest will be posted on this blog in the next few days.

YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO US! If you would like to nominate a student or are a student who would like to take part in our next round of scholarships, make sure to pre-register by leaving a comment on our We Media page by February 4. We are using your comments to evaluate your interested in our African scholarship program and the viability of peer-voted contests in Africa.

Current Iduka student volunteer interns who plan to apply are strongly encouraged to indicate their intention by posting their comments on the above mentioned page. As simple comment will be enough, but you may also use this forum to express your opinions about our programs in general and our Africa pilot project in particular. We want to hear from you!

Please stay tuned for more details about this exciting new grant.


19 Responses to “Scholarship Contest Preview”

  1. njararuhi January 29, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Definitely, its encouraging and this will change many lifes of our African young people.

  2. Wilbard mwacha January 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Sure this help but i never get the chance to be helped.

    • Iduka January 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      If you qualify to participate you will have the same chance as all other applicants, including students currently serving internships with us. The upcoming scholarship contest will be open to all eligible students. Application guidelines will be posted after the pre-registration phase.

  3. blessure walawala January 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Would realy change many lives as regards the African family.

  4. fiston-victor Nsimba January 30, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    I’m very happy about this project and I hope that it will be of great interest of the people of my country. In addition to that, the students who lost hope in further studies are waiting for the begining of the project. To sum up with this, I hope that God will help us in all programmes from this project.

  5. Appolinaire ZAGABE January 30, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    This is a great time to all African to have access to studies than before, we support this program strongly in the Democratic Republi of Congo. Congolese are many to join IDUKA.
    Appo ZAGABE

  6. Mfon Essien January 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    I support this new development, as ignorant will be curb, especially in the lives of youth, who are suppose to stand like a voice to the world and a life changing mechanism.

    • Mohamed abdi elmi February 1, 2011 at 9:28 am #

      I support this big opportunity from Iduka I hope that it will be of great interest of the people of my country Somalia who lost hope in their future.

    • Helena Solomon February 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

      Well done to this Iduka initiative. Scholarship in West Africa will be a plus to the less privileged. I vote for IDUKA!

  7. ivor makasa January 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Just a word of thanks and encouragement to Iduka for the job well done and I belive that one day I will have a scolarship to pursue my masters in Projects Management and Planing.

    • February 1, 2011 at 5:20 am #

      My name is Godana Adan and am a student. I cleared my high school in 2007 but since then have not been able to join school due to financial constraints. I come from a very humble background. My father runs a small kiosk in one of the most infamous slums in Kenya, Korogocho and my mother is just unoccupied. Since 2007 I have been trying to source for a means to go to school but in vein. I have been participating in African population and Health research centre: an organisation that conducts research in slums about education and poverty:working in one of their projects that is poverty, education and reproductive health. The meager income I got out of this activities I used to support my family. It is against this background that am seeking for scholarship to further my studies.

      • Iduka February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

        Hey Godana! Thanks for reaching out. Make sure to check this blog regularly for updates on the upcoming scholarship contest. You may also want to contact our representatives in Kenya. You will be able to find their contact info in our East Africa Facebook group under Officers.

  8. Kimera SImon Peter January 31, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    By this you shall surely end poverty in African by 2015… Many thanks!

  9. namanya wright February 1, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    Thanks to you guys for giving chance and hope to those whose see their future rather blurred and you clear it. Big thumbs up!

  10. TSEDZE MENSA February 2, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    It’s an occasion like no other for African students and our entire youth. I invite you all to remain behind this program for a better outcome. DO NOT TELL SCHOLARSHIPS TELL IDUKA.

  11. dalinhoo david February 2, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    Mensa TSEDZE, talking drum of Iduka. What’s the point if in Africa there are tens of millions of students in need and your project can only choose 2 winners? Why are your words so seductive? If you can not answer, can you ask your superiors. Tu nous perd le tend fiston.

    • Iduka February 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      We share your concern about the lack of post-secondary education opportunities for African students. It is true that we cannot assist the millions in need, but we are already making an impact that cannot be measured by the number of grants awarded alone. Iduka is by no means an initiative designed to replace traditional financial assistance, but rather a complement to existing programs. We started our journey of a thousand miles a month ago by awarding our very first scholarship to a Kenyan student. We are now launching this scholarship contest for two additional grants. We hope to keep on micro-financing education, one student at a time!

  12. Vuciri Isaac February 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    I am a student, and despite the fact that am studying something that is of importance to the economic empowerment of my country, they do not seem to care and keep on increasing tuition each and every time as if wanting to limit education to the rich. I am a pioneer student of petroleum geoscience and production at Makerere university in Uganda.

    This is an opportunity for many of us.


    • Iduka February 8, 2011 at 1:47 am #

      We want to see a good turn out from Uganda. Let’s see how many applications we get from Makerere students.

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