23 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Scholarships Up for Grabs!

Ho-ho-ho! Jingle bells are on their way for yet another festive season. It's just a month away and some people have started their Christmas plans while others are already buying gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Local hip-hop rapper Mudiwa Mtandwa of the "Taita Mari" has an early festive box for five lucky teenagers in form of scholarships. Indeed, the musician has

supported the notion that -- "better build children than repair men".

The scholarships which are being co-sponsored by Borrowdale Brooke Academy in conjunction with Help Us Help Ourselves organisation will see five under privileged children benefiting from the US$108 000 scholarships.

Again Cool Lifestyle has partnered with the musician to assist in the selection process and all prospective candidates are to bring their Grade Seven results slips and Second Term report soon after their Zimsec results are out.

You can also support your results with a 100 words document on why you deserve the scholarship. The scholarship fund begins next year catering from Form One up to Form Six.

The students are to submit the ir results copies, including a birth certificate copy to the Herald House, Cool Lifestyle desk.

In an interview with Cool Lifestyle soon after partnering, "Anhu Acho", singer said a lot of children are intelligent but lack financial resources.

"The scholarship will cater for pupils' education from Form One to Advanced level with full tuition fees, uniform and stationery covered. Basically it is a total package. We are targeting those less privileged children that face financial challenges but are intelligent," said Mudiwa.

He said the four pupils will get a day scholarship valued at US$1 000 per term for six years with one receiving a boarding tuition scholarship amounting to US$2 000 per term for six years.

Being a holder of three degrees, Mudiwa said the target group is those who wrote their Grade Seven final exams and are waiting to enrol for Form One.

Mudiwa who is doing well in his music, has followed suit of what United States hip-hop mogul Jay Z, (Shawn Carter) who has managed to help many under-privileged students.

In Shawn Carter's own words: "We created the scholarship foundation to be an opening of a door, the first step in a new direction.

"No one should be cheated of a chance at success just because they can't continue their education. I want to do my part so anyone that really wants it has a chance to achieve their dream."

The Shawn Carter Foundation has created opportunities for underprivileged young people to further their educational endeavours.

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