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 Gweru Urban Legislator Launches Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Students

Josiah Makombe, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Gweru Urban legislator, has initiated a scholarship program aimed at supporting brilliant pupils and People with Disabilities (PWDs) from disadvantaged families. This program comes as a response to a survey conducted in the constituency, which revealed a concerning trend of pupils from underprivileged backgrounds dropping out of school due to financial constraints.

Moses Mikaele, legislator Makombe’s programs coordinator, explained that the scholarship program seeks to address the challenges faced by disadvantaged students in accessing education. He emphasized that the first batch of beneficiaries is currently being identified, urging individuals who know of disadvantaged pupils to seek assistance from the mayor’s office at Gweru Theater or any councillor.

“The survey conducted by the Gweru Urban Constituency Development Committee highlighted the pressing need to support students from impoverished backgrounds,” Mikaele stated. “The scholarship program, spearheaded by Dr. Josiah Makombe, aims to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students can complete their education.”

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He further elaborated that the scholarship will cover the educational expenses of the beneficiaries until they complete their Advanced Level studies. “Our primary focus is on supporting the less privileged, People with Disabilities (PWDs), and orphans,” Mikaele affirmed. “The scholarship program will cover school fees for primary and secondary learners up to Advanced Level, enabling them to pursue their academic aspirations without financial burden.”

Through this initiative, Makombe and his team are committed to creating equal opportunities for all students, irrespective of their socioeconomic backgrounds, and ensuring that every child has access to quality education. The launch of this scholarship program signifies a significant step towards building a more inclusive and equitable education system in Gweru Urban.

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