MTN Uganda’s dedicated youth platform, MTN Pulse, on Friday awarded scholarships to 10 young people following a partnership between the University of Victoria and MTN Uganda, with the aim of supporting teenagers to further their education for a prosperous future.
The 10 winners of the 5 full and 5 partial scholarships began their studies today, Monday March 21, 2022 at the start of the March start of the University.
Speaking at the scholarship ceremony, Somdev Sen, MTN Uganda’s Marketing Director of MTN Uganda, said the partnership is anchored on MTN Pulse’s unwavering commitment to creating and expanding opportunities for young people in to help them reach their full potential and move forward. the life.
“On behalf of MTN Uganda, I applaud the winners of these scholarships and wish them well in their studies at one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country,” said Somdev.
Through this partnership, Victoria University targets problem solvers who have transformational ideas that change lives and impact the community, while MTN Pulse provides support to young people to help them reach their full potential.
Full scholarship winners include; Alupo Yvonne, Nanteza Nuriat, Jumba Jonathan, Nambissa Blessing Tracy and Remo Idris Sebbi, while partial scholarship winners include; Mbogga A Swamaduh, Kataike Bridget, Nakayiwa Brenda, Nakayiga Shamim and Okanya Brian.
Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria, assured the winners that the University of Victoria is focused on harnessing the potential of all young people with innovative ideas for the betterment of their lives and their country.
“Young people look around you and the world, the world is too big and you can go anywhere you want. Of all the people living on earth, about 23% are students. So you walk into a sea of people trying to get better. As Malcom X noted that education is your passport to your future, either claim your passport now or leave it behind and the borders will close and you won’t go anywhere,” Dr Lawrence said.
Adding: “To those who prepare for this very future, they will prosper. You have the opportunity that Victoria University and MTN Pulse have given you the opportunity to be part of MTN Pulse Nation, the nation of life, seize it, live with it, enjoy it and Victoria University is here to hold your hand and lead you to that future you most desire.
The Vice-Chancellor further explained that “education has bitter roots, but the fruits are sweet. How you behave when you come to Victoria University will determine the fruits you will get. For Victoria University, we must give you the best education you can find in this country or in East Africa. We believe that if a company like MTN is hiring, they are always looking for experience, so we will ensure that by the time you graduate, you will walk away with 2-3 years of work experience.
The 10 winners were voted by the public based on their submitted videos explaining why they needed the MTN Pulse-Victoria University Scholarships. Over 12,000 votes were received on the Pulse platform.
This partnership will further cement MTN Pulse’s ambition towards the empowerment and advancement of adolescents and youth in Uganda. Last year, MTN Pulse developed a strategic partnership with Fuzu, the leading career guidance and employment opportunities platform to improve the career and job prospects of Pulsers.
These are just a few of the many deals MTN has secured for its youth segment customers. In addition to offering them discounted MTN products and services, youth on MTN Pulse are automatically eligible for discounts and freebies with various MTN Pulse partners. Just go to https://pulse.mtn.co.ug/offers to get the best deals from the city’s top glamour, fashion and dining establishments, courtesy of MTN Pulse.
According to Somdev, it is easy for young people to become MTN Pulsers; all they have to do is dial *157# OK.