By Rosemil Oduor
Maureen Njoroge is among the five credit union professionals from four different countries awarded scholarship by the World Council of Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP).
The scholarship includes an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the 2020 World Credit Union Conference.
The WYCUP Scholarship programme is open to nominees who are 35 or younger and have made significant contributions to their credit union or financial cooperative system, with the potential to make a global credit union impact.
Over 90 scholarships have been awarded since 2001.
Meanwhile, Bettyrose Okiri has been awarded a scholarship by the Global Women Leadership Network (GWLN). The scholarship is given to female leaders within the co-operative movement to enable them acquire new skills, tools and resources to further their professional development.
Okiri, a Project Manager at African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations, will also receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Global Women’s Leadership Network.
Since 2009, GWLN has awarded 51 scholarships made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, to women from 23 countries.