“I left school last academic year with no hope of coming back due to financial constraints but here I am once again, pursuing my dream of becoming an agricultural engineer thanks to the ERuDeF Institute Scholarship Scheme,” says Osayo Littesia.
Osayo is a second year Agroforestry Management undergraduate student at ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-Profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute). She was matriculated in the third batch of trainees into the ERuDeF Institute during the 2014/2015 academic year. After a year of rigorous professional training, Osayo’s passion heightened but was not backed by the ability to pay for the training.
Coincidentally, the constraints came at a time when ERuDeF Institute was initiating a scholarship scheme for students with excellent academic results but poor backgrounds from ERuDeF’s geographical areas of interest.
“Some time last year, in the midst of my financial dilemma, I got the announcement that ERuDeF Institute had launched a scholarship scheme. I saw it as a God-given opportunity to finally achieve all what I have been dreaming about. I immediately submitted my application and today I am here,” Osayo recalls.
She thanked the management of ERuDeF Institute most especially the President, Louis Nkembi for such a great gesture.
Osayo promises to put in her all to make the Institute proud.
Launched during the start of 2015/2016 academic year, the ERuDeF Institute Scholarship Scheme is geared towards promoting excellence in research and biodiversity conservation in Cameroon and beyond.
It benefits students with excellent academic results but poor backgrounds from ERuDeF’s geographical areas of interest; Southwest, West, Northwest, Littoral and East Regions.
By Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho