Vodafone Ghana Foundation praised for Supporting Girls Education
The Vodafone Foundation Scholarship Scheme has received praises for supporting female Education in Ghana. This was revealed in a study carried out by the Foundation early this year.
One of the beneficiaries who is a level 200 Integrated Science Education student of the University of Education, Winneba, Seline Nelamor praised the foundation for the immeasurable support towards her education. In her words “After secondary school, I was keen on continuing to the tertiary level. Financial challenges, however, meant that I had to go into farming to enable me gather funds to continue my education. After ten years of staying home, I finally gained admission into UEW. Barely a year into my programme, my uncle who was my financier, met his untimely death, leaving me with limited options.” She added that “I was excited when I received a call from Vodafone that my fees had been paid in full and that my subsequent fees will be catered for by the Foundation. I will forever remain indebted to them.”
The Scholarship Scheme which was instituted to afford many women from poor backgrounds access to education without financial encumbrance, have so far supported over 300 girls in senior high school and 30 Female students pursuing various science and mathematics related programmes in UEW. The package offered to the students consist of full payment of tuition & administrative fees, text books, exercise books and stipend. The Foundation assures support for many more as part of fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. Source: Vodafone Foundation