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MKU donates $30,000 to Rwanda’s Imbuto Foundation

Donation is part of the $150,000 the university pledged towards the education of the girl child in Rwanda

Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR) has donated an additional $30,000 to Imbuto Foundation. The money will be used to educate bright but needy girls in Rwanda.

MKU Founder and Chairman, Prof Simon Gicharu, presented the cheque to the foundation’s Director General, Ms Sandrine Umutoni, on 21st February at the university’s campus in Kicukiro District, Kigali City.

Prof. Simon Gicharu Mount Kenya University Chairman BoD handing over the dummy cheque to Ms. Umutoni Director General Imbuto Foundation during the presentation of the donationProf. Simon Gicharu Mount Kenya University Chairman BoD handing over the dummy cheque to Ms. Umutoni Director General Imbuto Foundation during the presentation of the donation

This brings the university’s total donation to $90,000. The university had previously donated $60,000 to the foundation in two tranches.

Three years ago, the two partners signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). MKUR pledged to donate $150,000 over the five years towards the education of the girl child.

The Imbuto Director General thanked MKU for its support and urged the scholars to work hard because education unlocks many doors.

The MKU Chairman said the university will consider extending the partnership when the five years end, because “Imbuto Foundation is doing a good job.”

MKU Council Vice-Chairman Dr Vincent Gaitho and Council Member Dr Owen Ngumi accompanied Prof Gicharu to the event organised by MKUR Vice-Chancellor-designate Prof Edwin Odhuno and the university staff.

The event was also graced by representatives from the Kicukiro District administrative office and the Rwanda Development Board.

Ms Noella Dushakimana one of the four Imbuto Foundation beneficiaries currently studying at MKUR, expressed her appreciation to the university and pledged to extend similar support to others in the future.

She particularly lauded Prof Gicharu for his generosity that has made it possible for her to pursue a degree in Business Information and Communication Technology.

Prof Gicharu and Ms Umutoni planted commemorative trees on the ground adjacent to the university’s state-of-the-art swimming pool located in front of the ladies’ hostel within the campus.

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Prof. Simon Gicharu Presenting the Cheque to Ms Umutoni, Director General Imbuto FoundationProf. Simon Gicharu Presenting the Cheque to Ms Umutoni, Director General Imbuto Foundation

 

Participants who attended the cheque presentation ceremony listening to the remarks from Prof. GicharuParticipants who attended the cheque presentation ceremony listening to the remarks from Prof. Gicharu

 

Some of the beneficiaries of MKU/Imbuto Scholarship {on the right side of the tree} pose for a photo with Ms. Umutoni to mark the eventSome of the beneficiaries of MKU/Imbuto Scholarship {on the right side of the tree} pose for a photo with Ms. Umutoni to mark the event

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