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MKUR renews partnership with Imbuto foundation

As part of the school’s ten years strategic plan (2021) social responsibility commitment, Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR), led by the Chairman head of Directors- Prof. Simon Gicharu on 9th/ Feb/2022 handed a cheque of ‘thirty six million seven hundred and sixty five thousand Rwandan francs’ (37,765,000Frw) to Imbuto foundation.

This comes after a renewal of an MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) signed on 28th, March, 2022 between MKUR and Imbuto foundation.

In March 5th 2018, MKUR and Imbuto foundation (Project established under the office of the first lady of Rwanda to protect and care for families against HIV/AIDS) entered into a five year partnership of ‘Edified Generation’ through scholarship projects where MKUR committed 150,000 USD (paid in installments of 5 years) to support the education of 100 vulnerable students in secondary school.

In addition, five ‘brilliant but economically disadvantaged’ girls selected by Imbuto foundation were given scholarships to study in university by MKUR.

The first phase of the partnership that ended in March 2022 saw 140 scholarship students graduate from secondary school and four of the ‘brilliant girls’ graduate from university.

Noella Claire d’Assise Dushakimana is one of the beneficiaries of MKUR scholarships through Imbuto Foundation and she graduated on 10th, December, 2021 with a First Class Honors in Information Technology.

In her words, Noella who is currently working in her field of profession can’t stop expressing her gratitude for the opportunity she was given.

Without MKUR, my education journey would not be possible, the contribution they made to my future will never be forgotten“.

The importance of education for the population can not be underestimated, testimonies like that of Noella remind us that we are not just getting ‘cheques’ but we are impacting generations“,said the DG Sandrine Umutoni.

In the second phase, in addition to scholarships, MKUR and Imbuto foundation agreed to co-operate in the construction of two model early childhood development and family centers in two districts.

According to the Vice Chancellor designate Professor Edwin Odhuno, MKUR is ‘committed to being relevant members to the citizens of Rwanda’ through CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as a pillar.

Witnessing the first installment after the renewal of the second MOU was among others; Representatives from MKU-Thika compass, friends of MKU, Members of Parliament from Kenya who are also Alumni’s of MKU: Hon M. Mwangi-MP EALA (East African Legislative Assembly), and other delegations from Imbuto foundation.

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