Hajja Falmata Maibe Scholarship Award

RETECH Foundation has awarded 40 female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), whose parents were killed by Boko Haram with the Hajja Falmata Maibe Scholarship.

Hajja Falmata Maibe was born in Nzida Mairi, a town in Borno State, and lived a life dedicated to education. She saw education as the key to transforming lives and communities. Hajja Falmata Maibe has always been supportive of IDPs and still is in the area of feeding and accommodation as she was personally affected by Boko Haram.

The 40 beneficiaries are currently in Junior Secondary School (JSS) 2 at the Muhammadu Buhari Academy Boarding Mega School, Maiduguri, Borno State. The school was established in 2019 and is currently enrolled with 1,776 female orphans and vulnerable people from the different IDPs and host communities in Borno State.

Each beneficiary will receive 50,000 NGN yearly for the duration of their secondary school education (a duration of 5 years). This scholarship has been generously provided by Halima Maibe-Omenai and Osagie Omenai in honour of Halima’s beloved mother, Hajja Falmata Maibe and it is intended to support the students’ books, school cardigan, sandals/shoes, calculator, mathematical sets and other items required for their secondary school education. The scholarship award was presented to the beneficiaries at the school’s 1st graduation/speech and prize-giving day which took place on the 27th of August 2023.

Like Hajja Falmata Maibe, RETECH Foundation believes that this opportunity will empower the girls to pursue their educational goals and this in turn will empower them economically through the development of skills for entrepreneurship and employment as well as give them the skills to participate in political leadership. We also believe that this award is very significant in that it will ultimately eliminate the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality, and promote gender equality.

We would like to thank the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Borno State, Mrs Aisha Musa Shiekh, and the Principal of the Muhammadu Buhari Academy Boarding Mega school, Mrs Amina Mustapha Haruna for the roles they played in making this happen. We would also like to thank the RETECH Foundation’s champion in Maiduguri, Bashiru Yesufari for presenting some of the awards on behalf of the Foundation.

If you wish to sponsor the education of vulnerable females and IDPs who have been impacted by conflict and violence, please get in touch with us today – info@retechfoundation.org

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