This week, the Pharo Foundation education team in Somaliland were delighted to celebrate a group of their graduates from Sheikh Secondary School, who have been selected as recipients of the Ethiopian Undergraduate Scholarship Awards.
Each year, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education offers a limited number of scholarships to citizens from Somaliland. This academic year, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education has granted 70 undergraduate degree scholarships for Somaliland. Of these, Pharo Foundation is delighted to see nine of their own students from Sheikh Secondary School make the cut.
This is a much sought after opportunity only awarded to the very top-performing students in Somaliland. To have nine of Pharo students selected is testament to the hard work of their students and also the efforts of its school in providing a solid educational basis.
In addition to the scholarship the students will be receiving from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education, Pharo Foundation is also glad to be able to offer some financial support for living expenses.
In previous years, it was found Somaliland students attending Ethiopian universities faced various challenges, with the most significant being related to inadequate food quality.
This prompted some students to return home. To prevent such issues for this most recent group of students, the Foundation has decided to offer financial support for living expenses.
Each student will receive a capped amount of USD 7,200 for the entire academic program. This support will be provided at a rate of US$150 per month for a four-year program or US$100 per month for a six-year program.
By supporting these students in the next step of their educational journey we are further committing to our mission of proving high-quality and affordable education.
And with the nine students going on to study subjects such as Hydrology, Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science, the Foundation believe they will be well equipped to give back to the Horn of Africa as productive citizens in a rapidly changing world