Kenyan scholarship awardees visit the Irish Embassy

Mwangi Scholarship Awardees at the Irish Embassy
The Irish Aid Fellowship and Mwangi Scholarship Awardees during their visit to the Irish Embassy in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/IrlEmbKenya

Yesterday morning, this year’s six Irish Aid Fellowship and Mwangi Scholarship Awardees who will be pursuing various degrees in Irish universities visited the Embassy in Nairobi.

Through the Mwangi Business Scholarship, Irish Aid co-sponsors an African business woman each year to pursue a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. The scholarship was set up in 2013 to commemorate the late Mbugua Mwangi, the son of the former Ambassador of Kenya to Ireland and Ms Catherine Mwangi, who was murdered in the Westgate attack in Nairobi.

Following the meeting, the Irish Council for International Students Tweeted that they were looking forward to welcoming the six to Ireland in the coming weeks.

If you would like to know more about the impact these scholarships have, you can read about 2016 recipient Joanne Muchai who is featured as a case study on the Irish Fellowship’s website.