AMWIK Seeks Support

By AMWIK,  March 9, 2011 – The Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) is appealing to organizations including Government, corporates, donor agencies, banking institutions, non governmental organizations, institutions of higher learning, religious institutions and individuals to support the AMWIK Scholarship Fund aimed at helping Kenyan media women pursue further education.

A fundraising dinner is slated for 1st April 2011 at Intercontinental Hotel starting 6.00 p.m. in which over 300 guests are expected, with a target to raise over Ksh 2 million.

So far AMWIK has received support from Safaricom Limited amounting to Ksh 500,000  is appealing to wellwishers to donate to the kitty.

Contributions will go towards the AMWIK Scholarship Fund which was started in 2004 out of a need to improve women journalists’ chances to compete effectively for positions at decision making levels in media houses.

Over the last six years the fund has supported 18 women journalists to pursue higher education at local universities at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

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