The Chinese embassy in Kigali has offered scholarships worth $30,900 (about Rwf23m) to sponsor 103 well-performing but disadvantaged youth in the country.
The deal, which is meant to run until end of 2017 will be implemented through the Imbuto Foundation to enable beneficiaries complete their secondary school education as announced yesterday during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties.
Urujeni Bakuramutsa, the Director General of Imbuto Foundation said the partnership will tremendously help well-performing scholars complete their secondary education and be better equipped to access future socio-economic opportunities which will contribute to the development of the nation. Also, this sponsorship will cater for students in boarding schools.
She further stated: “This partnership is very important for us especially for the Rwandan child. In Rwanda we believe that education is key for sustainable development. So by enabling these children to finish high school, we are providing them a better and sustainable future where they will be able to thrive.”
The partnership is a long lasting one and has prospect of expansion.