Under the Imbuto Foundation’s Edified Generative Scholarship Programme, IHS Towers is providing financial support for 150 students in Rwanda to enable them to pursue quality education and cover their extra educational costs.
The scholarship programme is part of the partnership between IHS Rwanda and the Imbuto Foundation, which was established in 2015. The partnership aims to support the education of young and talented Rwandans, especially those from economically vulnerable backgrounds.
Tuition fees, school materials, and other educational expenses for the selected students who are enrolled in boarding schools across the country will be covered by the scholarship. The students are chosen based on their academic performance, financial need, and leadership potential. The scholarship programme will also provide mentorship, guidance, and psychosocial support to the students, while monitoring and evaluating their progress and achievements. Students will be encouraged to participate in community service and extracurricular activities, and to develop their skills and values.
The Imbuto Foundation was founded by Her Excellency Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda, in 2001. The foundation’s mission is to engage, educate, and empower Rwandans, especially women and youth, through various programmes and projects that promote health, education, and socio-economic development.
IHS Rwanda is a subsidiary of IHS Towers, a leading owner and operator of shared telecommunications infrastructure that seeks to help promote economic growth and social development, and a connected Africa.
IHS Rwanda has been operating in Rwanda since 2013, and has invested over $200 million in the country’s telecommunications sector. IHS Rwanda is also committed to supporting the communities where it operates, through various corporate social responsibility initiatives, such as the scholarship programme.