Enabling students to contribute to Kenya’s future development
Coastweek – – The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to out-standing students from developing countries that have no other means of financing their studies.
Scholarships are awarded on a 50 per cent grant: 50 per cent loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.
Apart from Kenya, applications from Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Iran, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada are also sent to the International Scholarship Programme (ISP) panel that is based in Geneva.
Every year, the panel selects 24 – 30 deserving applications from around the world.
This year, Kenya was fortunate to have two deserving Kenyans receive the ISP award based on criteria such as excellent academic records, genuine financial need, admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and coherent educational and career plans that would enable them to contribute to Kenya’s development.
Aisha Omar Mohammed, who hails from the Coast, has proceeded to do her Masters in Science in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The other awardee, Peter Mawioo, will be proceeding to undertake his Masters of Science in Municipal Water and Infrastructure, (specialization in Sanitary Engineering) at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in the Netherlands.