HUYE – Students under the Imbuto Foundation Scholarship Programme attending a three- day training programme in Huye district have been urged to be disciplined and to lead exemplary lives if they are to achieve their goals in life.
While delivering a message on behalf of Imbuto Patron the First Lady Jeannette Kagame, Radegonde Ndejuru, Imbuto’s Director General said the youths are the backbone of the country and need to be exemplary and to desist from drug abuse.
Ndejuru called upon participants to share the knowledge they will acquire with other youths.
The 500 students were drawn from different districts in the country. They are part of a group of 1,000 students who are beneficiaries of the Imbuto Foundation Scholarship programme.
Assumpta Ingabire, the Foundation’s coordinator in the Southern Province, said students are chosen on the basis of their vulnerability and academic performance.
“We sponsor needy students who attain at least a 70 percent pass mark in their exams, the scholarship sees them through their high school education,” she said.
The program was created to help children failing to pursue their secondary education due to lack of funding. The scholarship fund provides for tuition, uniform, transportation and other school requirements for six years of secondary school.
The Provincial Executive Secretary, Jeanne Izabiliza advised the students to be cautious while making choices that will have long lasting impact in their lives.