A total of 300 Garissa University College students who survived the Alshabaab attack on 2nd April 2015 were awarded with scholarships to further their studies.The scholarships were awarded by the Regional Office for Africa of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and financed by the German Ministry for Development.
This is a sign of solidarity to the Kenyan Government and the Kenyan Citizens and those who were affected directly by the deadly attack which claimed the lives of more than 150 students.
“With this offer, we want to show our solidarity with the Kenyan students,” DAAD President Professor Margret Wintermantel said.
“Access to a solid education is a strong weapon against any form of terrorism. Many of the Garissa students hail from humble backgrounds. In many cases, they are the first ones in their families or villages to ever attend university. We want to strongly encourage them to hold on to their dreams for their future, despite the horrors they went through.”