THE Justina Mutale Foundation has offered to sponsor a 20-year-old Mansa resident who recently made an online appeal for support to enable him go to university. Brighton Chisanga from Bwembya Village in Kasama completed high school at Ituna Secondary School in Northern Province in 2015. Despite securing a six point distinction in his General School Certificate, Chisanga has not had the opportunity to proceed to university for the past three years due to lack of the necessary financial support.
Chisanga’s father is deceased, while his mother sells vegetables in the village to sustain the family with necessary basic needs.
“Science, Mathematics and Biology have been my favourite subjects and I have always wanted to become a medical doctor. My studies through this scholarship will help me realise my ambition as it will equip me with knowledge and experience on how to perform as a medical doctor,” he said.
Justina Mutale, Foundation founder and president, said Chisanga’s story touched her heart.
“While the main focus of our scholarship programme is young women and girls, whenever possible and wherever merited, we offer scholarships to deserving young men and boys so that the boy-child is not left behind. We also acknowledge that our governments cannot do everything,” she said.
The Justina Mutale Foundation team in Lusaka contacted Chisanga to get all the necessary information and offered him a scholarship to study in the United States of America. He is expected to commence his university studies in the United States during the Autumn Intake next year. The Justina Mutale Foundation Scholarship Programme is an Africa-wide Programme offering.