The Education Department of the World Federation of KSIMC, has various educational loan schemes which provide loans to promising Khoja students to enable them to pursue Higher Education in a field of their choice and build a brighter career.
The Education Department has been continuously striving to empower the Khoja community with the ability to improve their quality of life through Higher Education. Their goal is to enable growth and progress through education, creating a generation of skilled individuals who will work together to improve and strengthen their communities.
The Hiridjee Foundation Student Loan
The Hiridjee Foundation Student Loan for Female Students has been one of the fundamental Loan Schemes under the Education Department that has been publicised for all Khoja female students requiring financial assistance to achieve their goals and career aspirations. The Trust Fund was launched in 2008 and provisions were made to provide loans to 2 female students for a maximum of three years at £10,000 p.a. and the same arrangement has been followed over the years. However, this year the Foundation Family has generously increased the loan amount to £12,500 p.a. and are supporting 4 students.
Courses supported over the years
Since 2008, the Hiridjee Foundation Student Loan has assisted more than 30 female students to pursue Higher Education in respectable fields of their choice. Some of the most popular courses that the students undertake are:
- BSc in Human Resource Management
- Mathematical Economics and Statictics
- BSc Neuroscience
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor in Civil Engineering
- BSc Radiography
- Mechatronics Engineering
- BSc Psychology
- PG Diploma program for pharmacists
- and many more
The 2020-21 recipients of the Hiridjee Foundation Student Loan
This year, four applicants were successful in their application for the loan. These applicants not only possess excellent academic credentials but are also actively involved in voluntary activities in their respective communities. Please read below to know more about them.
- Zahra Ebrahim
Zahra Ebrahim is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in LLB Law (Honors) from the University of Westminster, London. She has been awarded an amount of £12,500 per year for a period of 3 years for her education.
- Sabiha Jetha
Sabiha Jetha is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in LLB Law (Honors) from the Coventry University, Coventry, UK. She has been awarded an amount of £12,500 per year for a period of 3 years for her undergraduate degree.
- Sania Merchant
Sania Merchant is pursuing her Master’s degree in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She has been awarded an amount of £12,500 per year for a period of 2 years for her Master’s programme.
- Abida Habib
Abida Habib, a resident of Nairobi, is pursuing a Diploma in Early Education from Montessori Learning Centre Ltd, in Nairobi. She has been awarded an amount of £4,220 for a span of 15 months towards her Diploma programme.
The Khoja News team congratulates all recipients of the Hiridjee Loan and wishes them success in their future endeavours. We pray that Allah (swt) continues to shower the Hirijdee Foundation Family with blessings and grant them infinite reward for their continued support towards such a noble cause, Ameen.