WHAT WE DO:
We support financially disadvantaged student who are eligible under the following criteria:
– Are aged under thirty
– Have a proven track record of educational achievement.
– Can demonstrate personal qualities enabling him or her to succeed in his or her career,
– Show commitment to contribute to his or her country’s socioeconomic development by leveraging on BCA’s financial support and connections to learn new skills and assemble knowledge for transfer to colleagues.
STUDENTS SUPPORTED FOR THE 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR:
Miss Natasha Chisense aged 25 studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at Cavendish University in Lusaka.
Mr Aaron Machaliwa aged 22 is studying for a BA in Economics at the University of Zambia in Lusaka.
Aaron is the eldest in a family of 5. He received a partial loan through the Zambia government Higher Education and Loans Scholarship Board but his family are unable to make up the shortfall. The grant received from BCA funding will enable him to continue his course.
Miss Margaret Konkola aged 22 is studying for a Diploma in Food Production at Zambia Institute for Tourism & Hospitality in Lusaka.
Since successfully completing her Secondary Education Margaret has been unable to pursue her studies because of her financial circumstances. She comes from a large family and has responsibility for her widowed mother so this grant will give her the opportunity to start a career.
Miss Elizabeth Phiri aged 25 is studying for a BSc in Education, Maths & Physics at DMI-St Eugene University Chipata Campus. She is one of 8 siblings with elderly parents and has no means of financial support
Twenty-six year old Ghanaian teacher Vampere Hasehni, Hassan, applied to the BCA for financial assistance to enable him to enroll in a two year Masters program in Disability, Rehabilitation and Development at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Hassan held an unconditional offer of admission but as the son of smallholder farmers his dream looked impossible to achieve. He told BCA of his desire to be an advocate for the rights and equalization of opportunities for the vulnerable in Ghana and Africa, especially the disabled, his experience during his undergraduate study.
The BCA was happy to support Hassan, who said:
“I would like to say the biggest possible thank you to the BCA for this wonderful support. A few weeks ago I could not have imagined that I would be starting my MSc in August. I pledge that the BCA will never regret supporting me as I will try my utmost for this support to yield the right results. This is an important step for me. Thank you very much. God Bless You”