Scholarship award ceremony for the 2022-2023 academic year Bunia, DRC, December 28, 2022

It was at his private residence in Bunia, Ituri province in the DR Congo, that the president of the OKALA Foundation for Education welcomed the 2022-2023 academic year scholarship recipients. This year’s five (5) recipients (4 boys and 1 girl) continue to highlight how the assistance of the Foundation has helped some of the most deprived African students. Anita U., whose scholarship was renewed, had touching words about the Foundation and the work it does to help students achieve their dreams: “I lack words to thank the OKALA Foundation. After obtaining my high school diploma, due to the lack of financial resources, I had spent 4 years at home not being able to go to school. And then one day, I learned that the Okala Foundation was helping vulnerable students like myself. I applied and was accepted. I am going into my 2nd year of nursing studies and I passed with more than 66%. Without this support from the OKALA Foundation for Education, it is clear that I would already be married with many children, and my dream of pursuing higher education would never have come true. Thanks again to the OKALA Foundation for its support”, she said after the scholarship award ceremony.