SCHOLARSHIP IN BURUNDI
Our Association is supporting four students in medicine and two graduating in nursing sciences.
For privacy reasons, we do not consider publishing their names.
One of the smallest countries in Africa, Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. It is also considered part of Central Africa. Burundi's capital is Bujumbura. The southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.
Burundi gained independence in 1962 and initially had a monarchy, but a
series of assassinations, coups and a general climate of regional instability
culminated in the establishment of a republic and one-party state in 1966. Bouts
of ethnic cleansing and ultimately two civil wars and genocides during the 1970s
and again in the 1990s left the country undeveloped and its population as one of
the world's poorest.
Burundi's political system is that of a presidential representative democratic republic based upon a multi-party state. The President of Burundi is the head of state and head of government.
Burundi remains an overwhelmingly rural society, with just 13% of the
population living in urban areas in 2013. The population density of around
315 people per square kilometre (753 per sq mi) is the second highest in
Sub-Saharan Africa. Roughly 85% of the population are of Hutu ethnic origin,
15% are Tutsi, and fewer than 1% are indigenous Twa (or Pygmies).
official languages of Burundi are French and Kirundi, although Swahili can be
found spoken along the Tanzanian border.
Burundi is one of the world's poorest countries, owing in part to its landlocked geography, poor legal system, lack of economic freedom, lack of access to education and the proliferation of HIV/AIDS. Approximately 80% of Burundi's population lives in poverty.
About UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, fees and cost of studies are very high in relation to the average salary of people, so a boy can study only if he finds a sponsor who helps him, usually a relative. But often this sponsor can no longer guarantee the help (for various reasons, also because the economic crisis that is losing work to many) and student can't to continue.
Until 2016 it was possible for students to work, but this year a new law forbids students to work, increasing the difficulty.
One of our scholars is orphaned by father and mother and has four younger siblings; another is father orphan and has a mother who lives in a refugee camp and has no income; another needs to find $ 1,500 to Pay the graduation fees and live with the mother who is a teacher with a salary of 48 euros a month.
Our Association has received these requests through an Italian pediatrician who has been working for Ngozi Hospital for many years, where the university is located.
Scolarship for Meeting Point International in Uganda
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
The official languages are English and Swahili,
although "any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in
schools or other educational institutions or for legislative,
administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law."
The President of Uganda is both head of state and head of government. The president appoints a vice-president and a prime minister to aid him in governing.
Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. In 2012, 37.8 percent of the population lived on less than $1.25 a day. Despite making enormous progress in reducing the countrywide poverty incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 24.5 percent in 2009, poverty remains deep-rooted in the country's rural areas, which are home to 84 percent of Ugandans.
At the 2002 census, Uganda had a literacy rate of 66.8 percent (76.8 percent male and 57.7 percent female)
There were eight physicians per 100,000 persons in the early 2000s. The 2006 Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS) indicated that roughly 6,000 women die each year from pregnancy-related complications.
HIV infection and AIDS
Uganda has been among the rare HIV success stories. Infection rates of 30 per cent of the population in the 1980s fell to 6.4 percent by the end of 2008.
However, there has been a spike in recent years compared to the mid-1990s.
Meanwhile, the practice of abstinence was found to have decreasedMEETING POINT INTERNATIONAL
Meeting Point International (MPI) is a Ugandan Non Governmental Organization founded by Rose Busingye in 1993 and registered in 2003. Its main activity is the care of people affected by HIV/AIDS and of their orphans in four slums situated in Kampala namely Naguru, Kireka, Ntinda and Nsambya.
contacted our Association to ask economic support for young people who want study medical care, obstetrics, nursing science, medicine, but have no money.
Now we're supporting for two scolarships but we're receiving others requests