Saint Mary’s School
This bilingual educational centre welcomes 350 girls and boys whose families have limited resources. The school offers Infant and Primary Education, as well as providing the students with two meals on a daily basis in order to improve their nourishment.
The school’s academic programme includes English, maths, reading and writing classes, along with general knowledge studies that may aid them to transition into Secondary Education in the future. In addition, they also receive practical courses in areas such as computer science, gardening and farming. These classes allow them to become acquainted with plants, irrigation, as well as the care and nurturing of animals, such as rabbits or cows.
Secondary Education Scholarships
We grant scholarships to the youth population in Benga, with the aim of aiding teenagers with good academic records, but limited resources, to gain access to high-quality Secondary schools.
Most of the local Secondary day schools are overcrowded and their educational level is considerably low. These grants not only contribute in increasing the number of students who have access to Secondary Education, but also aid them to enroll at higher-quality schools. Without these scholarships, most would not be able to afford Secondary Education schools due to their expensive prices.
Professional Training for Development Agents
In Africa, Higher education is very expensive and, therefore, only accessible to a privileged few. In FMLC we acknowledge the key role that education plays in the development of an individual and society as a whole, and thus allocate university scholarships to young Africans who have achieved good academic records. The aim is for them to be able to pursue a career and proceed to continue working in their countries of origin in the future, thus contributing to the economic growth of this continent.
As part of the selection criteria of future scholarship recipients, several factors are taken into consideration. Along with their academic records, their vocation to serve others and their commitment to the future of the region are also taken into account. During their career selection process, they receive assistance, with the focus set in mitigating as much as possible the shortage of health professionals and technicians encountered around the African continent.