Twenty seven graduates have benefitted from an educational programme in law and community leadership.
The programme was supported by Africa’s leading money transfer company Dahabshiil. Dahabshiil and several tertiary institutions among them the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) facilitated the beneficiaries during the six-month scholarship which was followed by work placement.
Speaking to the beneficiaries after the graduation ceremony, Dahabshiil Chief Executive Officer Abdirashid Duale stressed the company’s commitment to empowering the youth to achieve their academic goals. Dahabshiil has been supporting education programmes in communities where they operate as part of their corporate social responsibility. In an interview with the Voice of America, Mr Duale highlighted the positive impact of an educated community and how Dahabshiil is committed to supporting the youth.
“The students who study in the UK have challenges in applying what they study in the community, some years back, some students came and asked us if, we (Dahabshiil) could sponsor some professional courses and we accepted. Dahabshiil is always there to help the community,” Mr Duale said. For the last 40 years, Dahabshiil has been supporting communities around the world.
The company has invested a substantial percentage of its profits in charitable projects in more than 126 countries. In education, Dahabshiil has partnered with various universities around the world. Mr Duale said: “We advertise the courses and depending on the students’ interests, they send applications to universities of their choice. Dahabshiil has a strict non-discriminatory policy where students are considered for placement as long as they are qualified and committed to give back to the community.
Mr Duale also reiterated Dahabshiil’s commitment to creating jobs through its subsidiaries including Dahabshiil Money Transfer, Dahabshiil Bank as well as SOMTEL, a telecommunication company which has more than three million subscribers. Dahabshiil has also built many health facilities in rural and urban areas as part of its humanitarian response programme.
Source: Daily Nation