BC University Welcomes 100 Disadvantaged African Students on Full Scholarship

BC University Welcomes 100 Disadvantaged African Students on Full Scholarship

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African herding boy Massai TED talkMore than 110 underprivileged students from Africa will get to study at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million donation from MasterCard Foundation.

“This transformative grant will help support a new generation of African leaders and will enhance UBC and Canada’s connections with Africa for the future,” said UBC president Stephen Toope, in a statement.

This extends to Canada the MasterCard Foundation’s worldwide program aimed at educating talented students from economically disadvantaged communities in Africa so they can lead change at home.

(READ more in the Vancouver Sun)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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