FAWE Rwanda and the Mastercard Foundation launch a scholars program for girls in Rwanda

May 20, 2014,  FAWE Rwanda launched a ten year national level scholarship program in Rwanda in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.  The objective sought by the program is to develop the next generation of leaders with quality and relevant education for Africa's transformation.

The partnership will enable FAWE to provide a comprehensive scholarship package to 1,200 girls who are academically promising, and are from economically challenging backgrounds, thereby enabling them to access quality education throughout upper secondary and tertiary education.

The scholarship package will respond not only to the scholars’ economic challenge, but also include an array of support and enrichment services like tutoring, mentoring, support during the girls' transition from secondary school to university, leadership training and networking  that will ease their transition to Rwandan public universities and even other MasterCard Foundation partner universities in Africa, USA and Canada. The Program will be implemented in more than 10 schools located in all five provinces of the country, including the city of Kigali.