Monday, November 26, 2012

Alpha is off to Morocco

Alpha Bangura (generally known as Archimedes!) has been awarded a scholarship to go to Morocco to study engineering after an initial year of French.

Alpha comes from a small and very poor village near the Magbeni school and did his entire secondary schooling with EducAid.  He and his brothers are the first in the family to ever complete their secondary education although his father is a great enthusiast and has supported their pursuit of learning throughout.

Alpha finished his secondary schooling last year and got exceptional results.  He has been serving as a junior staff in the Magbeni school where he did a great job of preparing the science students for their junior secondary public exams.  A few months ago, he applied through the Ministry of Education for a scholarship opportunity to go to Morocco and after jumping through lots of hoops and making his way through forests of red tape, he has just been told that he was successful.

Alpha joins a small but growing number of EducAid students who on pure merit have gained this exciting opportunity.  Alpha is the fifth EducAid student to gain an international scholarship.  We wish him every success in this new adventure and we know he will continue to make us proud as he goes.

Congratulations Alpha and Good Luck!

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