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On the 24th of May, the day before the #WorldAfricaDay, the Tabancura School of Santiago de Chile launches, together with Harambee, a project of scholarships for deserving students from three schools in Kenya and one in Cameroon.

The selected schools in Kenya are located in the suburbs of Nairobi:

  • Oasis Mixed Secondary School in Kangemi, an area with a population of about 100,000 inhabitants;
  • St. Mary’s School in Mukuru, an area with a population similar to that of Kangemi;
  • Academia Secondary School in Kibera, an area with about 170,000 inhabitants.

These three schools were born from the private initiative of some citizens to make up for the lack of availability in public schools.

The selected school in Cameroon is located in the capital Yaoundé: Azobe is a male school that is expanding to meet the growing demand. In 2019/2020, the fourth year of primary school will begin and the school will host about 80 children. The annual cost for a student is about 300€, the association that manages the school is also responsible for seeking financial support for those families who are not able to cover the fee.

Tabancura intends to support, through Harambee, the three schools in Kenya by financing 15 scholarships, and other 10 scholarships for students of the Azobe School in Yaoundé.

The students of Tabancura, together with the Alumni College and the Parents College, will be personally involved in this solidarity initiative aimed at supporting their peers overseas.