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Scholarship Recipient: Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa

19 May

Bujumbura, Burundi.

Orphaned by the ethnic-based civil war that prevented him from attending school for several years, Jean-Claude never gave up on his dream of getting an education.

He is now studying at the University of Lake Tanganyika in Bujumbura, Burundi, where he is actively involved in ICT policy, e-Learning programs for rural communities, theater, film, radio, TV, and journalism. He expects to graduate in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

Jean-Claude attending a friend’s graduation.

To help pay for his education, he teaches at Jeancka School in the Commune of Kamenge in Bujumbura.

Jean-Claude at Jeancka school where he teaches.

He also supports several charitable organizations and has served in various leadership positions at Iduka’s Jeancka University Chapter, United Nations Millennium Campaign in Burundi (UNMC), DiploFoundation, ABC4All, Global Youth Action Network (GYAN), and ASASS-Burundi that he founded in 2008.

Jean-Claude volunteering at ASASS-Burundi pharmacy.

Jean-Claude speaks 5 languages and enjoys learning about different cultures. He loves sports, playing the guitar and singing in his church choir.

Enjoying one of his passions – music!

We are very proud of his many accomplishments and are pleased to award him the “LinkedIn® Profile Completeness” service grant. With this scholarship he is well-positioned to seize one of Iduka’s “LinkedIn® Profile of Excellence” awards.

We wish you all the best!


Another Scholarship Contest Winner

9 Oct

Iduka would like to congratulate, Eric Gitta, the recipient of the most recent scholarship contest election.

Eric is post-graduate student in Education Administration and Management at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

Eric Gitta, Uganda

This scholarship recognizes Eric’s academic achievement as well as his volunteer work as General Secretary for Substance Abuse and Violence Episode Reduction (SAVER UGANDA), where he exercised his leadership skills in managing the organization’s daily operations.

As with all our scholarships, recipients are asked to serve their communities in meaningful ways. Eric was instrumental in promoting Iduka’s programs to local university students in Uganda during the initial phase of our pilot project . He is now actively reaching out to local rural students through his very own Education for Rural Impecunious Children (ERIC). We commend his dedication to providing basic educational opportunities to rural-African students.

Thanks to everyone who applied and made our first scholarship contest a success! We encourage all eligible African students to participate in our “LinkedIn Challenge” scholarships. For more information, please click here.

Scholarship Recipient Report

13 Apr

Neville  Albert

Neville has found his dream course in Mohamed Amin’s Television and Film Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Neville believes his studies will allow him to help give voice to communities like those at the Kakuma refugee camp. “I choose to use my videography skills to help the community.”

Make sure you check out his story here. To invest in students in Southern Sudan, please visit this page.

We appreciate your contribution to Neville’s education!



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