UNIMAK Student Wins Rosamund Ja-okeh Marsh Scholarship

Final year undergraduate female student from the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), Agatha Ada Levi has been awarded the Rosamund Ajokeh Marsh Scholarship and will attend the Women’s Deliver Conference, in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 16-19 2016.

Agatha Ada Levi, who studies Mass Communication at UNIMAK, received this prestigious scholarship for outstanding students and has also been selected to attend the Women’s Deliver Conference in Denmark after competing in a worldwide competition.

Agatha, is also an outstanding youth and student leader who was at the forefront in the fight against Ebola, during the height of the disease.

The Rosamund Ajokeh Marsh Scholarship has been offered in honour of the late Madam Rosamund Ajokeh Marsh.

A group of undergraduate students are chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarship is awarded based on the strength of the candidate’s academic background, passion for women’s empowerment and increasing the involvement of women in high education, and demonstrated leadership. Agatha is the only student who received the scholarship across Sierra Leone.

The late Madam Rosamund Ajokeh Marsh used to travel from Freetown to the provinces to teach academic and vocational skills to girls and was a strong supporter of gender empowerment programmes, so that women from disadvantaged background would be able to academically and economically improve their lives. She always spoke of the need for as many women as possible to graduate from university.

The Rosamund Ajokeh Marsh Scholarship recipient receive full tuition fees and other academic support (equivalent to Ten Million Three Hundred Thousand Leones—Le 10,300,000) award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

In support of this Scholarship, the Messeh Leone Foundation and the Kids Advocacy Network have kindly offered to provide ongoing mentorship, training and internship to Agatha in order to build her capacity and enable her succeed in academic, professional and personal development, and being able to realise her full potential.


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