The Irish Aid Bursary Program

This is an initiative funded by Irish Aid to support improved access and retention in post primary education in Karamoja. The program benefits bright but disadvantaged children in post primary level in Karamoja. The Irish Aid Bursary Program is implemented by Straight Talk Foundation in collaboration with central and local government and civil society organizations in the Karamoja region. In November 2016; STF was awarded a grant by the Embassy of Ireland to provide overall management to the program through its Moroto office. Annually; STF will invite interested applicants to compete for 200 scholarships to enroll in post primary institutions. The bursary program was launched officially at a colorful event in Moroto district. STF held an inception meeting with local government leaders to introduce the initiative at the end of 2016.