Two students have expressed their gratitude after being awarded CIPS Foundation international bursaries.
Umuroo Budha Duba from Kenya, and Charles Billy Gama from Malawi, each received the bursary, which supports CIPS membership fees, books and exam fees, up to £1,000.
“This is a blessing that will turn my life around, I am very grateful,” said Duba whose family income is £130 a year. “I must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. I promise to work hard to show that your helping hand is worthwhile.”
Studying in Malawi, Gama said he was celebrating. “It will help me find a good job. It will also help me to take care of my sister and brothers by helping them with their education, and protect my sister from getting married early.”
The CIPS Foundation is a registered charity to help those who struggle to get into and progress in the profession, through hardship, serious illness, political unrest or discrimination.