MTN Foundation offers scholarships to underprivileged children
MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, has announced its new formula of providing support in the enrolment of underprivileged children. This new approach implemented since the 2017-2018 back-to-school, shall enable to assist more than 2500 students throughout the 10 regions of Cameroon.
On one hand, MTN Foundation offers scholarships to 2100 children in the Logone and Chari division, Far North Region of Cameroon. This is the continuation of an initiative launched in 2013 to take care of the primary education of less privileged children, mainly girls, of this education priority zone.
On the other, this assistance covers 500 children of ten orphanages and foster homes. These are the best students of these institutions. MTN Foundation takes care of their fees, provides didactic materials to all the children including overalls and boots to protect them from the rainy season. Each of these foster homes shall equally have a library equipped amongst others with books of the curricula.
“This repositioning of our support to the back-to-school of the underprivileged seeks to improve our contribution to the education of the benefactors. In collaboration with the foster homes, we can better monitor the education of these children and appraise the impact of our modest contribution,” explains Melvin AKAM, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation.
The Back-to-School caravan, which seeks to support the back-to-school of orphans and other needy children is one of the aspects of the Foundation’s ambitious programme in favour of Education in our country. Since 2013, MTN Foundation has assured the back-to-school of more than 20 000 underprivileged children, Nationwide, thanks to this programme. As a matter of fact, MTN Foundation is positioning itself as a strategic partner of the State for access by the greatest majority to quality Education in Cameroon.