Representatives from USIU-Africa visit CMETrust in Mathare
On Saturday October 9, representatives from the Admissions Department, Marketing and Communications Department and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program visited the Canada- Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust) in Mathare Valley, to create awareness about USIU-Africa, the programs offered and the various financial aid opportunities available.
Ms. Faith Mugambi, Program Officer- Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, spoke to the participants about the Scholars Program, laying emphasis on the scholarship’s key attributes: leadership, discipline, academic talent, commitment to giving back, sought while recruiting and selecting students for the program. She also talked about the next intake for the program and encouraged participants to keep checking the USIU-Africa website and social media pages for more information. Additionally, Ms. Faith talked about the other scholarship programs offered at the university stressing that USIU-Africa does not discriminate and anyone can acquire education as long as they met the qualifications required.
On the other hand, Mrs. Diana Meso, Marketing and Communications Officer gave a brief introduction about USIU-Africa and gave details on minimum entry requirements, undergraduate programs offered and co-curricular activities that students can engage in. Additionally, Ms. Catherine Nyambok, Receptionist, encouraged the participants to work hard and attain the required grade, promising them a world full of endless possibilities offered by the university.
Founded in 2006, CMETrust offers secondary school scholarships to students from Mathare to help them break the cycle of poverty and empower young people to change their lives and their communities. The Canadian Charity has so far sponsored over 200 students.