TMB Sponsors Goma Summer School
7.08.2017, Goma, DRC – TMB is sponsoring the Summer School developed by the ‘Fond Ngangi’ (Ngangi Fund), taking place from 7 to 25 August at the Don Bosco Ngangi Centre, in Goma.
FoN (Fonds Ngangi) was created in 2010 by some thirty Belgian friends. It currently brings together about a hundred volunteers around various projects. The organisation aims to allow as many young inhabitants of Goma in precarious financial situations as possible to participate in the active life of their city, region and country.
The Fund’s goal is to promote and develop certain values – work, integrity, initiative, and excellence – to enable young students with potential to continue to be role models in their communities.
FoN is specialised in entrepreneurship and has, in recent years, increased experts’ support in that field.
In order to prepare and improve the level of new students of the Programme of Excellence that the Fund will support from the academic year in September 2017, FoN decided to organise a ‘Summer School’ in August, at the Don Bosco Ngangi Centre, in Goma,. In the long term, FoN aims to make this event an annual gathering.
The objectives of the Summer School are to ensure that participants are mastering the academic bases necessary to successfully achieve university studies, to equip them with useful skills, to develop their critical mind, and to strengthen the ‘Ngangi Family’.
Some 100 applications were submitted, and FoN selected thirty from that group. The students selected are all between 17 and 20 years old.
Courses will be given by pairs of Congolese and Belgian teachers. This collaboration guarantees the quality of the teaching thanks to the implementation of the Belgian teachers’ methods, adapted to the local needs with the help of the Congolese teachers.
On the afternoon of 17 August, TMB colleagues from our Training Department will train participants on the banking system, and the Bank’s offers, products, and services.
By the end of August, the top ten students will be awarded with a Fellowship within the Programme of Excellence.
TMB is proud to support various civil society initiatives in diverse areas including education. TMB’s support reflects our commitment to all of the communities in which we operate.
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