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Zawadi Africa Educational Fund and the Madhvani Foundation Scholarship for Ugandans


The Zawadi Africa Educational Fund in partnership with the Madhvani Foundation is pleased to invite applications from Ugandan Girls for 5 (five) University Scholarships overseas, in a newly developed strategic partnership between the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund and the Madhvani Foundation.

The Zawadi Africa Educational Fund is a US-based non-profit organization that secures scholarships and covers startup costs for academically gifted but financially disadvantaged young women with strong leadership potential to enable them to pursue a College education. The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Airlifts of the 1960’s, sponsored by President John F. Kennedy and Tom Mboya, who worked with Colleges and Universities in the US to bring needy African students to the US with the objective of having them then return to their countries to become the leaders of the future. The program wasclearly successful, as evidenced by the number of leaders who have come out of this program. Prof. Wangari Mathaai, a Nobel Peace prize winner, and Barack Obama Sr. father of Barack Obama and are some of the Alumni of this prestigious program.

The Zawadi Africa program has also enjoyed great success in its 6 years of existence. Today the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund has 55 girls studying at top Colleges and Universities around the US, including Yale University, MIT, Smith, Universityof Cincinnati, Xavier University, the College of Mt St Josephs and Miami University. The Zawadi students have excelled over the years, with a 100% graduation and retention rate, and with 3 graduates, all of whom have gone on to graduate school on full scholarships. The students maintain stellar grades, and have a multitude of awards between them, including the Goldman Sachs leadership award, that goes to only 8 of over 300 applicants from top colleges and universities in the US.The Zawadi program has given over $9 million in scholarships since its inception in 2006.

The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation is a charitable trust that was set up in 1962 to honour the vision of the late Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani. The Madhvani Foundation’s primary objective is to maintain and promote scientific and technical education among the people of Uganda. The scholarship programme is aimed at benefiting Ugandans pursuing either undergraduate or graduate studies at University level and has been in operation since the 2003/04 academic year.The Madhvani Foundation awards over Four Hundred Million Uganda Shillings to a selected batch of graduates for each year until graduation.

In keeping with Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani’s foresight the Madhvani Foundation looks for graduates with vision; individuals who are able to perceive the path to Uganda’s future and who not only want to travel the road but also actively participate in its development.

In the first year of the program in Uganda, Zawadi Africa will offer Five (5) scholarships as follows:

Two (2) Scholarships in Computer Science, ICT or Computer Engineering sponsored by Google to study in South Africa. The scholarships The scholarships will cover all academic costs (tuition room and board) plus annual travel, and most living expenses. Applicants must have the following qualifications:

a. must be a female Ugandan citizen, and a recent (past 2 years) graduate of a Ugandan high school

b. must have a minimum of 21 points in A Levels, with minimum grade point of A-6 in Maths and

Physics

c. Interested in majoring in Computer science, ICT or Computer Engineering

d. must show demonstrated leadership capability based on activities in high school or in the community (head girl, sports captain, community volunteer)

e. demonstrated financial need

Application deadline for the Computer Science Scholarships is August 15th 2008

ii) Three (3) General Scholarships to study in the United States of America. The scholarships will cover annual travel, and tuition, room and board.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

a. must be a female Ugandan citizen, and a recent (past 2 years) graduate of a Ugandan high school

b. must have 23 points or better in A levels.

c. majors/area of study offered in a broad variety of areas except for Medicine or Law.

d. must show demonstrated leadership capability based on activities in high school or in the

community (head girl, sports captain, community volunteer)

e. demonstrated financial need

Application deadline for the General Scholarships is September 1st 2008

To apply, please send a brief letter of introduction providing your name, qualifications, desired area of study,

and contact information. Please attach a copy of your A-level certificate. Please also attach a brief essay

(1 page or less) stating why you believe you would be the best candidate for the scholarship that you are

applying for and why you believe you would make the best use of the education you would receive if you win the scholarship.

Applications, specifying which category is being applied for, should be submitted to :

SECRETARY

MULJIBHAI MADHVANI FOUNDATION

ZAWADI / MADHVANI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

C/o. EAST AFRICAN DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED

MADHVANI FOUNDATION BUILDING

PLOT 20/2, JINJA ROAD,

P.O. BOX 6361,

KAMPALA.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY FORM OF CANVASSING WIL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE SELECTION COMMITTES WILL BE FINAL.THE ABILITY TO TRAVEL OF THE FINAL SELECTED CANDIDATES IS SUBJECT TO MEETING VISA REQUIREMENTS.

2 Responses to "Zawadi Africa Educational Fund and the Madhvani Foundation Scholarship for Ugandans"

  1. Laila  July 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    From:
    Laila Khakwani
    +256-755181782
    E-Mail:lj_khakwani@yahoo.com

    Sir/Madam,

    Ref: Application for a suitable post

    I have come to know through an authoritative source that some positions are required to be filled in the Finance & Administration department in your esteemed organization. In this regard I would like to submit my application along with my resume for you consideration.
    Considering my educational qualifications and extensive work experience, I hope that my application will receive a positive response, look forward to hear for you soon.

    Thank you

    Yours Sincerely

    Laila

    Laila Khakwani
    +256-755181782
    E-Mail:lj_khakwani@yahoo.com

    VALUE ADD:
    I am confident, hardworking and reliable person. I can work well under pressure, either as an individual or a part of a team. The same shall help me go up the specialist ladder.

    Career Objective:
    A challenging position in the Finance & Administration, where I can utilize my extensive experience and skills, for self growth as well as for the benefit of the organization.

    Experience in Finance, Accounts & Auditing:

    Worked as Finance/Account Manager holding independent charge of Financial Activities and participating in administrative affairs. Responsibilities included general management, finalization of accounts, working capital management and financial concurrence for procurement of stores and material and investment decisions.
    Also gained work experience in various administrative tasks .Good knowledge of Microsoft office packages and various accounting packages. Possess good management skills including interpersonal and communication skills.

    WORK HISTORY:
    2004-2008 (Fourways Group of companies Uganda Ltd)
    Company is a leading industrial group in Uganda which managing Fourways properties service, Ngege Ltd and Fourways investments Ltd.
    Fourways properties services deals in renting and leasing houses, Ngege Ltd is leading fish exporter in Uganda and awarded ISO 9002 certification.

    Work Responsibilities Included:
    Receiving and reviewing day to day cash sales and expenses by departments.
    Supervising day to day account including postings of Cash, Bank, Creditors and Debtors.
    Responsible for input and out put (Value Added Tax).
    Responsible for sales accounting including quantity reconciliation.
    Responsible for sales tax and income matters
    Monitoring sundry debtors on daily basis exercising debtors control thought aging analysis
    Preparation of Annual accounts for audit.

    2008-2011 (Fontana Auto Parts Uganda Ltd)
    Company Services deals in Auto Spare Parts.

    Work Responsibilities Included:
    Reconciliation bank statement
    Bank entries posted in tally
    Prepared Cash bank flow
    Supervising day to day account including postings of Cash, Bank, Creditors and Debtors entries in tally
    Receiving and reviewing day to day cash sales and expenses by branches.
    Supervising shipment files & posted in tally
    Responsible for sales tax and income matters
    Analysis Preparation of Annual accounts for audit.
    Reconciliation of inter branch accounts & monitoring branch records.

    Past Experience:

    Professional Experience:
    Responsible for financial projections, allocations of capital, inflow and outflow of capital, costs of operations, refinancing loans and interest and administrative costs.
    Responsible for analyzing cost and benefits of corporate loans from banks to finance new projects for the firm short-term & long – term and created weekly cash flow statements to maintain liquidity so as to pay costs incurred
    Monitored exchange rates relative to prices to ensure profit margins increased or stayed the same

    AGA KHAN HEALTH SERVICE, PAKISTAN
    I had worked for about five year with AKHS,P as an Assistant Admin, P.A to Finance/Marketing Manager & Purchase Manager

    Work Responsibilities Included:
    Administration:
    Conduct routine administrative worked.
    Keep confidential records.
    Schedule appointment and remind the boss.
    Responsible for Made presentations.
    Made travel arrangements and Hotel Booking
    Received and distribute mail and keep record & follow up

    Personnel Department:
    Maintain consultants and staff contract.
    Maintain staff loan, provident fund & gratuity record.
    Processed staff pay roll.

    Marketing & Purchase Manager :
    More than 3 years experience, Purchase activities for products ranging from medical raw materials to communication systems.
    Created cash flow cycles form gathering raw materials, processing, and receiving funds so as to better manage the inflow and out flow of funds and to better allocate capital effectively Preparation and negotiation of contracts.
    Improved user confidence in materials control function.
    Expedition payment & delivery.
    Management of collection & storage functions.

    Finance & Accounts
    Preparing and maintaining statutory books of accounts in compliance with time & accuracy
    Presenting a true and fair view of the financial position of the company by preparing financial statements P&L Account, Balance Sheet and annual reports.
    Reconciliation of Inter branch Accounts and monitoring branch records.
    Preparing creditors/ debtor’s reconciliation statements.
    Taking adequate measures to ensure timely receipt of payments and recovery of bad debts.
    Compliance with ROC matters, Annual returns & Secretarial issues.

    Budgeting & Treasury management
    Formulating budgets, conducting variance analysis to determine difference between projected figures & actual expenditure and recommending / taking corrective actions.
    Preparing budgets for Capital Expenditures and their monitoring, getting quotes, negotiations and issue of work orders.
    Monitoring Cash flow on the operations of the company to review the cash position and forecast funds required for numerous expenses.
    Actively participated in preparation of project reports and financial projections for term loans.

    Internship Experience: (Hashmi Associate)
    Finance Department & Floor Manager Assistant
    Worked under the CFO as trainee gathering cost, sales and marketing data
    Recorded daily cash transactions and created weekly performance report and charts , created a series of modules to predict sales ,budget forecast and costs analysis for raw materials, operations and marketing.
    Responsible for monitoring production processes and analyze the synergies between departments.
    Promoted to work under the CFO and the Chief Accountant, gathering and analyzing data from the books.

    Auditing and Taxation
    Performing analytical review of financial statements and evaluation of internal control systems for carrying out Internal / Statutory Audits.
    Preparing Audit Reports and making recommendations in order to ensure that accounts are prepared and maintained in conformance to statutory obligations.
    Preparing tax plans and ensuring timely assessment and filing of tax returns in compliance with Income Tax and Sales Tax Act.
    Actively involved in the management of investments in shares, mutual funds, fixed deposits, monitoring returns, sell/ hold decisions affecting taxation.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
    BL (INCOME TAX) from Karachi – Pakistan
    Completed I.Com form Karachi Board-Pakistan .
    Certificate in Income Tax from Hashami Associate-Pakistan .
    Certificate in Computer Applications-Karachi Institute-Pakistan.
    Certificate in computer Applications from Compo smart computer institute-Kampala
    Good Knowledge of various Account packages e.g Tally,Visual Foxpro,Beta vision & Intranet.

    SKILL:
    Good Knowledge of Ms Packages and various accounting & Programming Packages.
    Possess good management and interpersonal communication skills.

    PERSONAL PROFILE:
    NAME :LAILA
    DATE OF BIRTH :19 SEPTEMBER
    MARITAL STATUS :SINGLE
    NATIONALITY :PAKISTANI
    RELIGION :ISLAM
    PASSPORT NUMBER :KC1802341
    ADDRESS :BUGOLOBI FLAT,KAMPALA-UGANDA

    HOBBIES AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:
    READING AND WRITING POEM: (Magazines, Newspapers, Religious books etc)
    MUSIC: (Fond of listening Light Indian Songs)

    HOW SUITABLE AM I?
    Confident, hardworking, and motivated individual with excellent command over written and spoken English,and Hindi
    Have a profound sense of duty and dedication for perfection.
    Interested in maintaining high quality work standards and meeting deadlines.
    Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
    Posse’s high degree of leadership qualities.
    Offer pleasant personality, communication skills and creativity.
    Easy to get along with.
    Able to resolve issues through friendly negotiations with Staff.
    Accepting challenges head-on.

    LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
    English
    Hindi

    REFERENCES:
    Will be furnished upon request

    Reply
  2. Laila  July 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I am confident, hardworking and reliable person. I can work well under pressure, either as an individual or a part of a team. The same shall help me go up the specialist ladder.

    Reply

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