Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) has announced the commencement of this year’s East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Foundation Scholarship application drive, designed to provide support to bright students pursuing business, science, IT and engineering programmes.
The company said in a statement yesterday that the programme was open to bright but needy students across the East African region.
“We are very conscious of the essential role education plays in the communities in which we operate. We are not only empowering people but also investing in their future and that of their communities,” said SBL Corporate Relations Director, Teddy Mapunda in the statement.
She said EABL Foundation has been sponsoring Tanzania students from the year 2005 and to date we have 20 students sponsored by the foundation.
“For the year 2011 we hope to shortlist 10 students for interview and award four full scholarships which include tuition, accommodation and some allowances. We have invested an average of 140m/- so far in this programme in Tanzania,” she explained.
The scholars would be students that have received admission letters to University of Dar es Salaam and Mzumbe studying, B.com, Engineering, Food Science and IT related degree courses.
This is in line with our business focus areas making easier for us to mentor them during their internship. Last year we received more than 500 applications.
Currently SBL has recruited seven fresh graduates who are working for the company in different departments.
Other programmes supported by EABL Foundation include a 108m/- water project completed and commissioned in April, 2011, at Mkuranga District in Coast Region. The project was commissioned by the First Lady, Mama Salma Kikwete.
EABL Foundation also supported the construction of 264.6m/- optical centre at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in the Moshi municipality. It also donated 5m/- to CCBRT for people with sight conditions, added the statement.
Source Tanzania Daily News