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Justina Mutale Launches University Scholarships For Underprivileged Young Zambian Women

General News Justina Mutale Launches University Scholarships For Underprivileged Young Zambian Women

Justina Mutale Speaking in the House of Lords
Justina Mutale Speaking in the House of Lords

The Justina Mutale Foundation, a brainchild of Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012 and Global Ambassador for Gender Equality at the International Women’s Think Tank, has partnered with the European School of Economics (ESE) to offer Business and Leadership Scholarships; and also with Rai University of India, to offer STEM Scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to academically talented underprivileged young women from Zambia and other African countries.

“We all need to acknowledge that our Governments do not have all the answers, nor the requisite resources to solve the problems that our countries face regarding educating our youth, especially our young women and girls”, says Justina Mutale

Recipients of the ESE Scholarship would be able to study International Business and Leadership at any of the six ESE campuses in different cities including London, New York, Madrid, Florence and Rome. Rai University has several campuses in India, including Ahmedabad and Bangalore, at which Scholarship recipients can study STEM subjects.

“Our scholarship programmes aims to give young women from Zambia and the rest of Africa an opportunity of a lifetime. Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative to one’s future and outlook on life”, says Ms Mutale, who is lending her name to the Scholarship Programme.

The first Zambian recipients of the “Justina Mutale Scholarship” will be identified within the next few months to prepare them to take up their studies in at Rai University in India and at the European School of Economics in Italy, in August and October 2016, respectively.

“We want to make the world a better place and this is why we are very much interested in educating people. We cater for both women and men at our school. We need to have leaders in all the fields that can change the world”, says Professor Elio D’Anna, ESE Founder & President.

Justina Mutale said this special scholarship has been founded to equip women with practical skills, knowledge and information to bridge the gender gap. The high poverty levels in Zambia and the rest of Africa have contributed to the low number of female students in universities and colleges. She said the scholarship would help women acquire tertiary education and prepare them to take up leadership positions to help Africa realise the aspirations of Agenda 2063 and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

“We believe in the power of women uniting and uplifting the world. This is why we are focused on educating and giving the girl-child the necessary education to empower them to become effective world leaders”, said Dr Harbeen Arora, female Chancellor of Rai University.

The Justina Mutale Foundation will be assisted in administering the Scholarship Programme by Diaspora for African Development (DfAD).

“As African Diaspora development activists, despite our awareness that the changes we aspire to see on the continent might not come to pass in our life time, we have willingly accepted our responsibility to make the necessary sacrifices required to plant and nurture the seeds that will foster this change for the next generation”, Says Chibwe Henry, DfAD Founder & CEO.

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  1. Way to go! One would hope the scholarships will go to the children that really need them. Please do not let the Bursaries Committee interfere in your undertaking. It is corrupt left, right and center. The only children getting scholarships through the BC have their parents in high positions in the ruling party and it’s government.

    • Your statement is misleading and presents a picture that you have never really considered trying out your opportunity of applying for a BC scholarship. My father is retired and has never worked in GRZ before while my mum has equally never been in government or anywhere close, my story is that of a village or a compound boy who applied and was selected to study abroad. Its important that we carry and meet all qualifications the BC requires before applying, that way we can not be denied the opportunity. Imagine a young boy from GWEMBE VALLEY who gets a clean 6 points, and applies in the RIGHT STREAM, chances of being denied are ZERO.

    • Yayaya
      when were you awarded a scholar ship ? you are lucky it was not in the past 4 yrs. Have you not heard of PF officials including Given lubinda taking all the scholarships for their children ?

  2. This Is Commendable, Well Done Dear Sis At Least U Ve Shown En Shamed Those Fake Rich Pipo Here In Zambia Who Claims To Be Rich But Cannot Help The Vunerable In Society.

  3. Justina,
    pleas to further cement your good work and legacy, guard those scholar ships from PF officials.
    Hard but fair would be to look at students from completely poor schools in remote parts, this is where there wont be any PF officials.

    • Really laughable..this is why people are easily fleeced…simply ask the Zambians in London about this lady and you will be surprised.

  4. Comment:I would like to know how I can apply for these scholarships. I completed high school in 2014 with excellent results and I want to get a bachelor’s degree in medicine

  5. Comment: so even the poor boy like me I can’t get a Schoolarship just because am a boy ………………………….even if am in need of it ??????? Is wrong or a claim to be born a boy ? Because if us we r underprivileged we deserve a chance as while regardless of the gender ………please reconsider. 0974869098

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