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Ten vulnerable students awarded scholarships

By Yiep Joseph

At least ten students received a scholarship from Twic East Youth Association in Juba as a move to fulfill the leadership program of providing Academic assistance to vulnerable students.

Speaking during the ceremony that was meant to brief the students at promised land secondary school yesterday, the Chairperson of Twic East Youth Association in Juba Garang Atem Ayiik called on the students to embrace commitment in their studies adding that the association would continue to support those who would maintain their academic performances.

He revealed that education was among the programs designed by the association to improve livelihood of the members.

“It is our responsibility to fulfill what we promised to the community and here are the students to study under our responsibility as part of empowering a community through educating young ones to be better people in life” Garang said.

“These students when they finish secondary school, they will go to university, get jobs and help their families, communities and South Sudan at large.”

Garang mentioned that the best way to strengthen communities was to take both boys and girls to school in order to acquire knowledge and later help their families, communities and the public.

Meanwhile, the information secretary of the association Dhieu William stated that the aim of the briefing was to inform the public about the first phase of scholarship for five students studying in Promised Land secondary school.

He added that five other students would be selected by the community to join the University of Juba making total number of students under scholarship to be ten students.

“We are remaining with university students and we urge the community to select for us five vulnerable students to study at the university,” he said.

He reiterated that the leadership was following its designed programs inclusive education.

He further revealed that the Association had many programs meant to help and empower women in the community.

Dhieu requested the well-wishers to support the association in order to extend support to many students and other members of the community who would be in need of assistance.

“We have many programs to empower women such as providing them with sewing machines in order to get skills, work and help their families financially where necessary,” Dhieu said.

However, Amum Deng Ajang, one of the beneficiaries expressed her gratitude to the association for the help given to them.

“I appreciate the youth leadership for the chance given to me to start without any challenge related to fees payment, when we become better people in life, we will also help other people the same way we had been helped,” Amum promised.

“Now,I am in fourth year science section and I wanted to be a doctor and it is through the help from my community youth leadership that I have hope to achieve my dreams.”

Aruai Yak,a senior one student appreciated the leadership for the support and accepted to change his life through the chance given to him.

“It is my pleasure to be among those who received the opportunity and I am very happy to the leadership, ready to reach my dreams of being an engineer,” Yak said.

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