NEW YORK, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 8B Education Investments (8B), the primary tech-enabled platform serving globally cellular African college students, has launched the Ukraine Initiative to allow African college students affected by the warfare in Ukraine to proceed their research in international universities. 8B has negotiated with faculties within the US and Canada for full and partial scholarships, and can present entry to an reasonably priced mortgage financing market to admitted college students.
On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This persevering with battle has resulted in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Among the displaced had been greater than 16,000 African college students pursuing graduate and undergraduate schooling within the nation, representing the hopes and desires of hundreds of households throughout the African continent.
As the battle escalated, African college students discovered themselves stranded. While most of the college students could have since been evacuated, their educational futures are actually in limbo as a consequence of shuttered Ukrainian Universities. They danger turning into unwelcome refugees throughout Europe.
The Ukraine Initiative goals to bridge the hole for African college students affected by the warfare, enabling them to proceed their research in international universities, together with in North America.
In line with the mission of 8B to attach sensible African college students with international universities and reasonably priced school financing, the Ukraine Initiative options full and partial scholarships from international universities, for which displaced African college students can apply. Qualified, displaced college students who obtain provides from accomplice universities also can apply for reasonably priced financing from 8B’s financing market, the primary one among its variety targeted on African college students.
8B is negotiating or has acquired commitments for roughly 400 college students to enroll in new Universities this fall. Academic establishments which have agreed to think about late functions from African college students displaced from the disaster embrace the University of British Columbia, Minerva University, Smith College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Illinois State University, Keuka College, and MacEwan University.
All universities collaborating on this initiative have re-opened their common admissions home windows, and supplied numerous types of assist, together with:
- Tuition reductions starting from 10% to 100% of worldwide tuition,
- Enrollment at home quite than worldwide tuition charges
- Full-ride scholarships (tuition, room and board).
8B Finance continues to advocate for and develop this initiative by: actively requesting universities in North America and elsewhere to think about enrolling displaced African college students outdoors the conventional cycle; compiling sources to assist African college students establish new universities and applications together with scholarships and reasonably priced financing; and serving to accomplice universities shortlist candidates from Africa consistent with college specs, utilizing the 8B platform.
The group at 8B is wanting so as to add extra international universities to this effort. To be a part of the answer, please share this story with your folks and mates of Africa, tag international universities and faculties who might be a part of the answer, rally your alumni teams, or attain out on to the 8B Team.
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8B Education Investments is on a mission to empower African brilliance to have a world impression. Towards that finish, 8B has constructed the primary platform that connects high-potential African college students with world-class faculties and universities, the financing choices they should enroll, and the profession assist and job matching they should notice their highest potential.
The impression of 8B’s work is in offering international universities and employers a gateway to the world’s youngest and quickest rising pool of various expertise, whereas making a vital mass of African innovators geared up to take part, compete, and thrive within the data financial system of the twenty first century.
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