Microsoft 4Afrika has partnered with Regenesys Business School to provide scholarships for over 1,000 candidates.
The scholarships will be availed to deserving candidates through the 4Afrika Youth Project as part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. It will also provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, university-level education, and employment opportunities for promising African students.
Bursaries for Higher Certificate in Business Management (HCBM) and Postgraduate Business Management Diplomas in Regenesys e-learning qualifications, will be availed. These qualifications will be completed through e-learning, utilizing the specialized Regenesys delivery platform. To qualify for the scholarship one needs to be between the age of 18 and 34 from Africa,of course, but preferably from Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, the Ivory Coast and Rwanda.
Siegie Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, Regenesys Business School said: “Regenesys wishes to promote access to free business knowledge and skills to people who are hindered from accessing higher learning due to financial restrictions and socio-economic challenges. This partnership will create a meaningful change.”
“In many places on the continent, human capital remains scarce compared to the continent’s development needs. The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is about actively engaging in Africa’s economic development, which is why we see it as critical to enhance access to higher-level education institutions,” said Patrick Onwumere, Director-Youth Enablement, Africa Initiatives at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to be extending the opportunities for young Africans by partnering with top tertiary institutions like the University of the People, and now Regenesys, which shares our vision of providing education, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities to African youth.” The scholarship initiative gives many African students a competitive edge addressing skills shortage and unemployment issues on the continent.
Applicants for the bursary can apply on the Regenesys Foundation website (www.regenesysfoundation.org).