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KEWI-HELB Hold Discussions on Students Financial Aid

In a significant step towards enhancing educational opportunities for students, KEWI CEO Dr. Leiro Letangule EBS, recently held a meeting with the CEO of the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), FCPA. Charles Ringera. The discussion centered around securing funding for students, aimed at supporting their education pursuits.

The meeting was held to discuss matters pertaining to the service contract, which established the scheme, that was signed on 16th November 2020. The same was in line with a directive from the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation to offer financial assistance to bright and needy students at KEWI.

The meeting, held at HELB Main Boardroom in Anniversary Towers 19th Floor, underscored the need for increased financial support for students from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Letangule highlighted the challenges many students face in financing their education, stressing the importance of accessible loans and scholarships to ensure that financial constraints do not impede academic progress.

"We believe that every student should have the opportunity to pursue higher education without the burden of financial stress," stated Dr. Letangule. "Our partnership with HELB is crucial in making this vision a reality. By working together, we can create a robust support system that empowers students to achieve their academic goals and contribute meaningfully to society."

 Charles Ringera echoed these sentiments, acknowledging the critical role that funding plays in student success. "HELB is committed to providing the necessary financial resources to deserving students. Collaborations with stakeholders like KEWI are essential in expanding our reach and impact," he remarked.

During the meeting, both leaders discussed various strategies to enhance the loan disbursement process, ensuring timely and efficient support for students. They also explored potential initiatives for financial literacy programs to help students manage their funds responsibly.

Both parties expressed optimism about the positive outcomes it will yield. As education continues to be a cornerstone for development, such partnerships are pivotal in driving progress and fostering a knowledgeable, skilled workforce.

Students and educational institutions alike are expected to benefit from this initiative, which aims to bridge the financial gap and open doors to countless opportunities.

In a proactive move to bolster the financial support scheme, potential funders have been identified and will be approached to back the initiative. As a start, KEWI has organized a breakfast meeting of potential funders to mobilize the necessary funds.

This meeting, set to take place in the institute at a date to be communicated, will highlight the significant progress and positive impact of the funding scheme. KEWI aims to provide an in-depth overview of how the scheme will enable students to pursue higher education without the burden of financial stress, thus empowering them to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Engaging with potential funders will be a crucial step in expanding the reach and impact of the financial support scheme. By showcasing the achievements and sharing success stories, we hope to inspire and secure the commitment of funders who are passionate about supporting education and fostering a skilled workforce.

The breakfast meeting will feature presentations on the scheme's milestones, testimonies from beneficiaries, and discussions on future plans to enhance the program. KEWI's leadership will emphasize the importance of financial literacy and efficient loan disbursement processes, ensuring that the funds are utilized effectively to maximize student success.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders, including representatives from educational institutions, government agencies, and the private sector. The goal is to build a robust network of supporters who are dedicated to making higher education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial background.

As KEWI continues to prioritize education and development, this initiative marks a significant step towards creating a sustainable and impactful funding model.