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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Educational Outreach Program Makes Strides Across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania 

May 5, 2024 - 10:17
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Educational Outreach Program Makes Strides Across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has successfully concluded its educational outreach program across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, as part of the Study in India initiative of the Government of India. Led by Ms. Sindhu Manoj, Assistant Director, Amrita Centre for International Programs, and Mr. Tobias Nauruki, Africa Regional Education Consultant, the events took place from April 28th to May 3rd, 2024. The Amrita team engaged with key government officials and educational institutions from the three countries to explore various collaborative opportunities.

While in Uganda, the team met with H.E. Janet Kainembabazi Museveni, the First Lady of Uganda and the country’s Minister of Education, at State House Kampala. Also present were Uganda High Commission India Education Attache, Mr. Balunywa Baker, and Secretary to the First Lady, Dr Jane Egan Okou. They discussed several key areas of collaboration, including scholarships for underprivileged students, partnership with Ugandan universities, exchange programs, and potential partnerships.

“I appreciate the great work you are doing and finding time to come and visit us in Uganda to share this message of hope and support to us. We are really grateful and look forward to working with you in advancing education, good practices, and other areas of collaboration,” said Ms. Museveni. Her words underscored the importance of educational collaboration and the potential for transformative impact through partnerships between Amrita University and leading African universities.

During their travels, the Amrita team interacted with more than 900 students throughout

Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, spanning undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Their efforts clearly conveyed the vision of Amrita’s Chancellor to make sustainable development and education accessible to all, including those from impoverished backgrounds in African countries.

The success of the outreach program holds a promising future for cooperation between Amrita University and educational institutions throughout the three countries, as well as reaching the wider African continent. This further strengthens Amrita’s commitment to fostering education and sustainable development globally.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been attracting several African students at undergraduate, post graduate and PhD levels. Through its fully funded E4Life PhD program in Sustainable Development, offered by the School for Sustainable Futures, Amrita hosts students from eight African countries, including Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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