Nedbank’s Eyethu Community Trust has announced its support of the MINDS Scholarship Programme, which gives African students an opportunity to study within the continent, but outside their home country.
The programme aims to develop Pan-African leaders with a lived understanding and experience of the continent, who can in turn facilitate for economic integration and social cohesion.
MINDS holds the view that greater integration and cohesion on the continent are essential conditions for the Africa’s development.
Nedbank CEO Mike Brown says Nedbank was excited to lend support to such an initiative that shapes leaders. He states that ethical and inspirational leadership is an important element in engendering confidence, investment, growth and ultimately higher employment rates.
Dr Terence Sibiya, managing executive of Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking echoes Brown’s sentiments, also described the partnership as a “meeting of minds”, highlighting the alignment of MINDS’ activities with Nedbank’s vision to expand on the continent.