22 Jun 2015 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 22 JUN (NAMPA) - The Namibia-Chinese Loving Heart Organisation (NCLHO) has granted scholarships to six Namibian students to study at universities in China.
The students received their scholarships at State House last week in the presence of President Hage Geingob and Governor of the Jiangsu Province, Li Xueyong.
Li was in the country for a one-day official visit.
On Friday, Li and the Governor of the Khomas Region, Laura McLeod-Katjirua signed a twinning agreement aimed at improving the livelihoods of the two countries' people.
Four of the students will study medicine, while two will pursue studies in business administration at different universities in the Jiangsu Province.
These students make up a total of 34 students who have been sent to study in China since the start of the programme in 2007. Twenty-eight are still studying in China, with the majority studying clinical medicine.
The scholarships cover tuition fees, admission fees, registration fees, books, medical aid and accommodation as well as a monthly student allowance.
Handing over the scholarships, Chairperson of the NCLHO, Jack Huang called on Chinese enterprises in Namibia and in China to contribute to the organisation to help Namibians materialise their dreams.
This is one way of cementing the relationship between Namibia and China, he noted.
The NCLHO was established by the Chinese community in Namibia in 2007.
It aims to assist vulnerable groups in Namibia through financial and material support, improving their living standards, and making contributions to economic and social development of the local society.