By Confidente Reporter
ASHINAGA Africa Initiative 2017 and Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund are giving Namibian orphans the opportunity to apply for scholarships to study. NSFAF is already known as an institute that assists in providing funding to Namibians that want to pursue tertiary education.
Together with the non-profit organisation, Ashinaga from Japan that focuses on educational and emotional support for orphans, these scholarship opportunities will provide funding for those that qualify. Most school-leavers’ dreams of attending university or another form of tertiary education, are often dashed when the financial means are not there. With NSFAF’s assistance thousands of Namibian students have managed to achieve their dream to study further.
For orphans the challenges are many with the added difficulty and heartache of being an orphan, achieving the academic dream can become even more difficult. The Japanese non-profit organisation, Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017, realised this and set up a programme focused totally on providing educational and emotional support to children whose parents are deceased.
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative mission is to contribute to sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development by increasing access to higher education for young people. The organisation provides orphaned students with full financial support for studying at a university abroad, including tuition, accommodation, travel costs and other necessary fees. It has teamed up with NSFAF, recognised as the facilitator of the awarding and smooth facilitation of these scholarships.
To apply and be considered for this scholarship opportunity, the potential recipient needs to fulfil certain criteria, but if they are successful they will be given the opportunity to study abroad. More than 95 000 orphans in the last 45 years have already received the necessary scholarships from Ashinaga.
Hilya Nghiwete, Chief Executive Officer of NSFAF said; “It fills us with great pride as NSFAF that we can help facilitate the Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017 in their pursuit to award scholarships to deserving orphans that passionately want to pursue tertiary education. NSFAF will assist the Ashinaga Initiative in every possible way as well as the potential scholarship recipients, however; the final decision on the awarding of the scholarship lies with the Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017”.
The closing date for applications is February 28. This is a great opportunity for students to realise the dream of being able to study and contribute to Namibia after graduating.
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017 believes that everyone with the capacity to study, should be given the opportunity and the organisation creates opportunities for orphaned children to ensure that through education they are on a level playing field.
“Everyone that meets the criteria is urged to apply and seek that scholarship and see what a difference an education can make in their lives”.
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