Roke Telkom launches Scholarship Fund to Enable Students Attain Further Education
30th October, 2021 - Roke Telkom, a Ugandan public service provider for voice and data communications services has today launched the Rwe Scholarship fund in bid to support university students through their education journey. The foundation has been authored on the Roke Telkom chairperson’s late Son, the Lt. Rwehankanira Kiiza.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Atuhaire Amanya, the Brand & Marketing Manager of Roke Telkom said, “Roke Telkom is currently working at making the Rwe scholarship fund a foundation that will support students that have difficulty in accessing further education at university. This is a very distinctive initiative by Roke Telkom because it is based on an a very personal aspect of one of our very own, a selfless and introspective ingenuity”.
“In the memory of his son, our chairperson Mr. Kiiza, thought of it as crucial to support other young adults in their endeavors of life, with the most important one of them all, education. In the spirit of giving back, the Rwe scholarship fund has been established to support all young people across the country to attain further education at the Ankole Western University in Sheema,” Amanya mentioned.
“And for this same reason, we , are glad to launch this foundation and be a part of such a noble cause in the country, especially during such a period where learning institutions have been shut down for long periods,” he said.
The scholarship fund is open to all eligible students across the country to study at the Ankole West University in their pursuit of diplomas and degrees in the different fields of study. Fifteen students will be selected each year after a vetting process for the eligibility, all this in partnership with the University where they will be studying from.
In line with Roke Telkom’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the brand has recently concluded their annual charity drive across the country with donations made to vulnerable children’s homes making donations of essential items such as wheel chairs to the Uganda Cancer Institute Children’s ward and food items to the different shelters.
Roke Telkom has been a licensed locally grown telecommunications company for 15 years in Uganda with several milestones which include; a COVID-19 grant to develop tracking software for COVID-19 patients, a partnership with Facebook to provide express Wi-Fi across over 500 spots in Uganda, and in 2013 opened business in the Democratic republic of Congo and Zambia.
About Roke Telkom:
Roke Telkom Ltd is a Uganda based telecommunications company in operation since 2006 licensed by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under a Public Service Provider (PSP) license. In addition to this, Roke obtained its telecommunications services license in the same year. In 2010, this license was upgraded to a Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP) license in order to expand the range of products and services offered to the market.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Amanya Atuhaire
Brand and Marketing Manager ROKE Telkom.
Mobile: 075-3 318 903