MCW AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO TOP DENTAL STUDENTS FROM MUHAS SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
NEW YORK, N.Y., December 7, 2015 — MCW, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to become positive agents of change in their communities, has awarded two fourth-year dental students, Don Chiwaya and Fatema Alimohamed, scholarships for their excellent performance at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences School of Dentistry. The scholarship, which goes towards tuition costs, is awarded annually to the top fourth-year male and female dental students entering their fifth and final year of dental school.
Upon receiving the award, Don said, “receiving this means a lot to me. It means that first of all the school has recognized my effort, my status. It also means that I’ve taken the right track with my studies. It has encouraged me to even work even harder.” Fatema added, “for me to receive this award is a great honor and I hope Miracle Corners continues to encourage more people to perform well and of course it will encourage me to preform even better.”
MCW has committed to providing the fellowship for the next three years. Dr. Elison Simon, Dean of the MUHAS School of Dentistry said that this scholarship contributes to the training of the dental school students. “Motivating our students by providing prizes for best performers encourages students to perform better. These students are our future dentists. These students are our future teachers. And therefore when they are encouraged to work and achieve the best in their training then we are assured of better dentists and teachers in the future. In this way we are going to improve oral health services. Not only now but in the future. So continued support by Miracle Corners of the World to us means a lot.”
To learn more about MCW’s Oral Health projects in Tanzania visit the website at www.mcwglobal.org/ohc.