They are in college, technical institutions or universities. Fifteen children of employees once again benefited a scholarship from Medine. This financial assistance will cover education-related expenses such as the purchase of books and school materials, uniforms, registration fees and support courses. Dhiren Ponnusamy, COO, and Céline Guillot-Sestier, Head of Group Communications and CSR presented the awards to the students, in the presence of their parents, at a ceremony held on June 25, 2019 at the new center of Fondation Medine Horizons in Bambous.
For the Medine Group, investing in education means investing in the future. Thus, since 2013, the Group has included the “Medine Scholarship Scheme”, a scholarship program, in its social welfare programme and makes education one of the main pillar of this action. This year another 15 students, including 7 new ones, benefited from this financial boost from Medine Group.
At the ceremony held on June 25 at the new center of the Fondation Medine Horizons, Dhiren Ponnusamy, the COO of Medine Group, emphasized that “Medine works on a daily basis for the social development of its region. It is important that our employees who need it most can also benefit from this help. We know that education has a cost and above-and-beyond financial support, we especially want to encourage young people to give the best of themselves in their studies, because we are convinced, that education is a passport for their future. Congratulations to the 15 students but also to their parents who gave them the support and interest necessary for their academic success.”
Three secondary scholarships, three technical scholarships and last year a tertiary scholarship in one of the major higher education institutions of Uniciti Education Hub, are awarded each year on application. Applications are considered for children with a minimum of 60% success and whose parents receive a lower income than the one defined for the “Medine Scholarship Scheme”. The scholarships are renewed annually for the duration of the schooling or studies of the children, under conditions that they obtain an average of a minimum of 60% at the end-of-year exams, and this, to encourage them to maintain a good level. To date, Medine Group has sponsored the education of 42 children of employees.
Present at the ceremony with his wife and two daughters aged 15 and 17, Ranjeet Bodhee, Maintenance Assistant at Casela World of Adventures, shared that: “I am fortunate to have two daughters who have excellent results It is with great pride that we have seen both of them enter this scholarship program. This is a great encouragement that Medine gives us. It’s great to be part of a company that is aware of these realities and since then, I am more involved in the study of children and they also make a lot of effort despite the difficulties. It is also a great relief for our family because studies are expensive.”
This Medine Scholarship Scheme is in line with the Group’s commitment to education. A commitment that is reflected today in the offer and educational facilities of the students of Uniciti Education Hub, with an educational offer ranging from nursery to vocational training and higher education, as well as an associated ecosystem, with residences and a university restaurant or a sports center. Medine Group has also long supported through its Fondation Medine Horizons, various social initiatives to promote and promote access to education in the western region.