University welcomes Malawian students

30 January 2014

University welcomes Malawian students

GCU and ng homes are supporting Sabron Kalyolyo and Grace Sukasuka in their studies

The School of Engineering and Built Environment has welcomed Malawian students on a unique scholarship scheme.

GCU and city housing association ng homes are supporting Sabron Kalyolyo and Grace Sukasuka in their studies in MSc International Project Management and MSc Quantity Surveying.

The University and ng homes signed a unique agreement with the High Commissioner of Malawi in August to support the scholarships.

It is the first time a university and a UK housing association have teamed up to offer sponsorship to the country’s students, who have been awarded accommodation with ng homes while they are studying at GCU.

The Department of Construction and Surveying’s Professor James Sommerville said: “We are delighted to welcome Sabron and Grace to the GCU community and to further demonstrate our commitment to help Malawi build capacity.”

CEO of ng homes Robert Tamburrini said: “We are delighted to welcome Grave and Sabron to Glasgow. When GCU asked if we would support their scholarships we were happy to help by providing accommodation close to GCU. Our vision is to create a new North Glasgow and I am sure the two Malawian students will find it a great place to live and learn.

Sabron said: “This is a fantastic opportunity. The knowledge we will gain at GCU will go a long way to further developing my own institution and Malawi.”

Grace added: “We would like to thank everyone, both in Malawi and here in Glasgow, who have contributed to offering us this opportunity.”

Lecturer Malawi Ngwira added: “This partnership exemplifies the University’s motto For the Common Weal as the students will take back what they have learned at GCU to Malawi and help build its future.”

The School of Engineering and Built Environment has worked on a series of projects including asset management, agriculture research, environmental and waste management in Malawi.

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