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 Mr Tendai Makiwa Global Arcus brand ambassador in Zimbabwe (second from the left) with Global Arcus team including director Miss Pragati Srivastava (far right)

John Murwira

ZIM NOW CORRESPONDENT

500 students from Zimbabwe are set to benefit from partial scholarships being offered in India through educational consultancy, Global Arcus.                     

A delegation from India is in the country offering study opportunities to locals through availing more than 500 scholarships catering  different disciplines to include sciences, humanitarian fields and law.

This was revealed Global Arcus director Ms Pragati Srivastava who met with representatives from the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Development and Vocational Training to exchange notes on possible collaborations.

Ms Srivastava is leading a delegation attending a youth symposium on opportunities in India set for this week.

In an interview with Zim Now, Ms Srivastava said the main purpose of the visit is to create awareness on the Indian education system.

“We have started this campaign to create awareness of education among the youth. We are visiting for the first time. However, we have been creating awareness through other social media platforms.

She said her consultancy has been placing 200 -300 students from Zimbabwe in India annually and is looking at increasing the number to 2000.

Ms Srivastava commended Zimbabwean students for being disciplined.

“Basically, we are offering a scholarship to them to come and study in India, we are offering food and accommodation, tuition, and everything is included. However, this is not a fully funded scholarship, this is a partial one,” she said.

She said the universities awarding scholarships are globally recognised.

Local partner Mr Tendai Makiwa said the engagement which will take place between the Indian team and locals including the government and banking sector will make the process of scholarships faster.

“The issue that was mainly affecting our students is that with many people being involved in the informal sector when you get to the embassy, they require a sponsorship letter or source of proof of income.

“This will be addressed as the team will visit the banks to smoothen the processes. Together with the team we are also visiting the Indian embassy in an effort to ease up the issue on student visas,” he said.

Mr Makiwa said they are also proposing for exchange programmes where Zimbabwean students from local universities will visit India and vice versa.

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