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Beneficiaries of MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Scheme Share Testimonies

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The impact of MTN Foundation’s Bright Scholarship scheme has triggered the sharing of gripping testimonies from needy but brilliant students who have been awarded the academic package.

The initiative is focused at providing financial assistance; covering cost of tuition, accommodation and stipend for books and other relevant reading materials for needy but brilliant students in public tertiary institutions and has been awarded to 120 beneficiaries (Northern and Southern Sector) for this year 2023.

A visually impaired beneficiary Bahie Monica; 29-year old, resident of Senya community-North Gonja District of Savannah Region, first year student at the University of Education-Winneba, offering Religious and Moral Education and a first time beneficiary said in her testimony that she comes from a poor family and that her mother passed away when she was very young.

Owing to that, she had no one to take care of her let alone to finance her education. She said after attending School of the Blind and also sitting for the 2021 WASSCE amidst financial difficulties, she applied for enrolment at the University of Education-Winneba.

 

At the latter institution, Bahie Monica said she was advised by a friend to apply for the MTN Bright Scholarship because “there was no one to pay for my fee and accommodation”.

“On many occasions, payments for fees and accommodation were realized through contributions from my family members and friends. I was always stranded and had nothing to take care of myself unless I request from friends.

I thank God that I have been awarded the scholarship. I appreciate what MTN is going to do for me and I pray that God will strengthen them, give them more life and provide them all they need so they can do more for the needy in the world”, she added.

Another awardee called Tibe Emmanuel Nouta, who is studying Doctor of Pharmacy programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) said things hasn’t been easy for him since he entered the University.

He said he developed an interest to apply for the scholarship after he sighted the link being posted on a students’ platform by a past beneficiary of the scheme who is his friend.

“And looking at how easy the life of my friend was last academic year, I gave it a try and here I am”.

Tibe Emmanuel underlined that had he not been put unto the scholarship scheme, he had no plan that was going to be successful.

“I think most of the burden on me has been reduced. As I am here, I can feel that I am already eased for the next academic year and I think it is going to be the best for me. I will urge every student to give it a try.

The foregoing testimonies among others were shared on the sidelines of the MTN Foundation 2023 Bright Scholarship Awards Ceremony which was held in Kumasi on Friday 8th September,2023 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The duo fell among the 60 beneficiaries (Northern Sector), who were fairly selected and awarded the scholarship at the occasion.

Addressing the media at the occasion, Mr. Samuel Koranteng-MTN Foundation Board Member said the beneficiaries of the first round of scholarship have come out with good results. The Foundation according to him has on record that a good number of them came out with first class and are in their various fields of endeavor. He wished the new beneficiaries well , assuring that MTN Foundation will continue to support them throughout their educational journey so that they too will come out with flying colors

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