Academic scholarship endowment in Nigeria received with the setting up of Stallion Empowerment Initiative (SEI) Merit scholarship award to Nigerians. The 2020 awards were given to 21 students to encourage them to set high goals for a bright future. The inaugural scholarship was given to the best performing student across their various classes for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The three broad categories of scholarships introduced are Sunil Vaswani Merit Scholarships with 100 percent full tuition fee waiver for the best student from Primary 6 to Senior Secondary 3. There is also the Principal’s Merit Scholarship with 75 percent tuition waiver for the second-best student and Roy Tabet Merit Scholarship with 50 percent tuition scholarship for the third best student.
Sarina Vaswani, co-founder of SEI commented that the initiative strongly believes that investments in human capital through education and skills can lead to a positive future for generations.
SEI therefore supports youth to further their education into secondary schools and university, and it is believed that the school programs and supplies can help prepare students into adulthood. The initiative supports premium technical high schools with 1746 students and the two premium primary schools with 2000 students in Warri. Principal of the school, Joseph Sido said the schools also offer qualitative secondary school education for children in the neighboring communities.
SEI’s key focus is to support and scale education, healthcare and driving youth empowerment programs across Nigeria. Stallion Empowerment Initiative is dedicated on road mapping a journey to a better future.
The students are imparted with technical training so that they are absorbed in industries like Premium steel or other ancillary industry in that region. Statistically, it is given that the sub-Saharan Africa region has a rough estimate of 64 percent illiteracy which is the highest in the world.
Stallion group sources say, SEI is working towards building Nigeria as a benchmark in improving the access and opportunities available for young individuals. The goal is to improve the attendance rates for schools in the region and encourage the meritorious with the right support so that they become the harbinger for development in the region.
An estimated 71 percent of the students chosen on merit are female further attesting that SEI supports schools that provide a very conducive environment for the girl child. Female literacy continues to be an ongoing challenge in Nigeria owing to cultural and religious disparities.
Stallion Empowerment Initiative (SEI) believes that these are core challenges society will continue to tackle in the future and therefore it is essential to set the precedence of gender equality in Nigeria. By creating an open environment for girls to attend schools and supporting them with educational grants and scholarships the organisation is propagating gender equality.
Stallion Empowerment Initiative (SEI) is the charity arm of Stallion Group which recently celebrated its 50 years in Nigeria. It introduced the coveted scholarship program for the Premium Technical High School and Premium Primary Schools at Warri.
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