The winners have arrived in Paris, the French capital since Friday, September 11, 2020. Ten of them are the new faces who have benefited from the first edition of the “Excellentia” scholarship, an initiative of the Denise Nyankery Tshisekedi Foundation, the first lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After a year of waiting, the new graduates will finally join French universities for their school Circus. Aïssata Seck, Deputy Mayor of Bondy Foundation for the Memory of Slavery, met them. “Delighted to have been able to meet yesterday the students who won the” Excellentia “scholarship from the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation, First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo, represented by its Deputy Director in charge of Finance and Administration. elected Rudy Kazi Matsika, Jehame M’Pendja, Sandrine Dombe, diplomat Lady Pauline M’Pongo (DRC delegation to UNESCO). We were able to discuss with these deserving young people in order to encourage them to complete their studies and their dreams An inspiring and motivating exchange They will be assigned from Monday to several French universities We wish them every success A big thank you to my friend Lufialuisu Ndeko and his association for organizing this meeting and for the invitation. Big projects to come “she declared.
According to the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi foundation, this project to promote academic excellence is the result of a partnership between the FDNT and Campus France, a French Agency for the promotion of the French Higher Education and Vocational Training system abroad.
For this first edition which took place in February 2020, 114 laureates benefited from this scholarship for 5 years. The Excellentia Program intends to offer 1,000 local and 100 overseas scholarships over a period of 10 years. The goal is to create an elite of tomorrow. These first ten scholarship holders were chosen thanks to their excellent results in the state examination papers for the 2018/2019 edition.