At least 70 underprivileged children are set to benefit from an education financing initiative that will provide funding for high school and university students under a programme spearheaded by local entrepreneurs.
Statistics show that students in rural areas sometimes lack financial capacity to proceed to universities and as such local entrepreneurs under an organisation named Gileal have extended a hand with sponsorship that covers tuition, medical and accommodation needs.
Some of these local entrepreneurs have also come up with various programmes to support the underprivileged access education from primary, secondary and tertiary levels particularly the girl child who in most instances bear the brunt of poverty in the society, if not academically capacitated..
The Education Scholarship Programme was introduced by the local entrepreneurs after realising that many students from underprivileged backgrounds were failing to access tertiary education.
The mediatory education scholarship programme will see some of the students being enrolled in regional universities.