Six beneficiaries of the Adam Molai Scholarship Fund have left for South Africa to pursue their studies.
The fund is a brainchild of African entrepreneur, Adam Molai.
The students will be at Cape Town University and Rhodes University. The scholarship fund is part of Adam Molai Foundation (AMF) plans to uplift and plough back to the community.
Four students—Forgiveness Jofana (Bachelor of Business Science), Tamuonaishe Silas Chineka (Actuarial Science), Trust Rusike (Mechanical Engineering) and Harrison Tauro (Bachelor of Commerce)—will be at Cape Town University. The duo of Jephiel Munyaradzi and Dudzai Devine Nengwe will study Bachelor of Commerce degrees at Rhodes University.
The fund covers eight students in total with two at local universities. Isabel Mahlatywa is in her final year in Property Development and Estate Management at the National University of Science and Technology while Mary Morris is a third year Sociology student at Great Zimbabwe University.
AMF was registered in 2016 as a private voluntary organisation. Other than running the scholarship fund, the foundation runs four soup kitchens in Marondera where vulnerable members in society get two meals a day from Monday to Thursday. School children at Dombotombo Primary School get Maheu four times a week.
AMF chairman chairperson Itai Watinaye told Business Times in December the soup kitchens were a short term intervention measure to alleviate hunger.
“People are hungry. You can’t pitch an idea of a self-sustainable project to people who have no energy, no proteins. We said let’s get them to better levels in terms of nutrition,” he said.
Watinaye said the foundation was “here to stay as a foundation not only in Marondera but to create a model which we can spread along and afar in the country’s geographical spread”.