Nineteen-year-old Freza Kaipa has had the rare opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to study at Mc Gill University in Canada, outshining everyone in his community because he is the first ever to make it to university.
Kaipa, who has been at Chikwewu Community Day Secondary School in Machinga, applied for the scholarship after being assisted by his teacher, Brooke Marshall, who is in the country as a United States (US) Peace Corp Volunteer.
Before leaving the country on Sunday, Kaipa who was enthusiastic about the development, promised to work hard at the university because such an opportunity is too good to waste.
He said: “It is hard to believe that I am going to Canada to study, considering the poverty levels of the family I come from. I am going to do everything possible to make use of this opportunity.”
The scholarship is under Master Card Foundation Scholarship Programme and aims at assisting young people, especially from economically disadvantaged communities, particularly in Africa, to access high quality education.
Marshall said it was her wish to see some youthful Malawians achieve their goals
She said: “As a Peace Corp volunteer, I am here to assist Malawians achieve some of their dreams that is why I helped Freza and other youths to apply for the scholarships.”n