One of BCA’s ambitions is to make available to young Africans such financial support as will enable them to obtain the business qualifications and skills necessary to grasp opportunities that would otherwise likely be denied them. Business and related vocational courses at a tertiary level at universities and colleges and training institutes in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a prerequisite being successful completion of secondary education.
Courses initially of two years will be considered for support. Each case for financial assistance will be assessed considering individual circumstances, courses in Economics, Accountancy, Law, Business Management, Agribusiness Management and related disciplines being favoured.
BCA supports financially disadvantaged students 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 in the 2019 Academic Year
In 2019, four Zambian students received grant assistance from Business Council for Africa for university education. The following students benefitted from the grant:
Mr Aaron Machaliwa, 22, who is studying for a BA in Economics at the University of Zambia in Lusaka.
Miss Margaret Konkola, 22, who is studying for a Diploma in Food Production at Zambia Institute for Tourism & Hospitality in Lusaka.
Miss Elizabeth Phiri, 25, who is studying for a BSc in Education, Maths & Physics at DMI-St Eugene University Chipata Campus.
Miss Natasha Chisense, 25, who is studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at Cavendish University in Lusaka.
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Report on Zambian Students who received grant assistance at tertiary level provided by the Business Council for Africa under the education grant scheme of The Zambia Society Trust.
Natasha Chisense, Aaron Machaliwa, Margaret Konkola and Elizabeth Phiri share their experiences and explain how the grant has changed their lives and where it will take them in the future.