The Multimedia Group on Wednesday drew the curtain down on its EDUCARE programme for the 2014/2015 academic year with an increase in the number of beneficiaries.
The EDUCARE scheme supports needy but brilliant students, and it is part of Multimedia Group's corporate social responsibility.
Management of Multimedia Group launched the annual EDUCARE scholarship programme for the 2014/2015 academic year in April this year.
Despite financial challenges, Multimedia increased the number of EDUCARE recipients from 20 to 30 at the second cycle level.
The scholarship is administered to beneficiaries from Senior High Schools in Ghana to pursue their chosen courses and may cover all or part of school fees, books, supplies and pocket money.
After sponsoring a number of brilliant but needy students over the years, the board of the Multimedia Group, along with its numerous brands took another giant step towards improving the lives of the future leaders in Ghana when final selection of beneficiaries was done this week.
Board member Vicky Wireko-Andoh said Multimedia appreciates the challenges parents face in their quest to provide formal education for their brilliant children, explaining that influenced the board's decision to expand the scheme.
She indicated EDUCARE would soon be expanded to cover students at the tertiary level of education.
Over 100 students have benefited since the scheme was launched in November 2008.
Parents and guardians of beneficiaries were present to observe their wards go through the final selection process and they expressed gratitude for the opportunity presented them by Multimedia.
The Multimedia Group operates Ghana's largest radio, television and online networks. Multimedia operates six local FM stations broadcasting mainly in two languages from Accra and Kumasi, the two largest urban capitals in Ghana.
Multimedia operates the largest and most visited indigenous online platforms in Ghana: www.myjoyonline.com; www.adomonline.com and www.multitvworld.com.
Multimedia's latest addition is Multi TV, the multi-channel largest free to air (FTA) television network in Africa.
In addition to its radio, television and online platforms Multimedia also has the biggest events and promotions vehicle in Ghana, organizing special and targeted events that attract over 250,000 attendees annually.
Objectives of EDUCARE include
To contribute towards the building of human resource capacity to drive the development of the nation.
Next year, applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship must:
Be citizens of Ghana
Be proven to be 'brilliant and needy'.
Be in at least SHS1 or more
Attend a credible institution certified by the Ghana Education Service
Private schools are not included.
Write an application letter, showing why you should be considered, in not more than 100 words.
Attach terminal reports, admission letters and written Testimonials from current and /or previous schools. Please note that thorough checks will be made on all documents submitted.
Applications will be screened and short-listed, followed by interviews, aptitude tests, background checks, investigations and panel discussions to establish they are “Bright and Needy”.
Selected applicants will be notified and invited to meet the Educare Board.
Closing Date for applications is 20 August, 2014
Front desk of Luv/Nhyira in Kumasi, Joy, Adom and Multi TV at Kokomlemle.
Email: [email protected]
www.myjoyonline.com for further details.