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Yemen LNG Announces New Scholarship Winners

National Yemen

Scholarships winners

The Yemen LNG Company announces news winners of 2014 scholarship program and it opens the opportunity for 20 new scholarships to France for 2015. This announcement was declared on 11th of September 2014 – Under the auspices of H.E. Minister of Oil and Minerals Mr. Rasheed Al-Kaf, Yemen LNG awarded in its head office new 17 bachelor and master scholarships to France in the presence of representatives of the government and the French embassy and families of the scholarship winners.

Out of the 17 awardees, 12 of the winners have been admitted to master degree programs,  the rest  five winners were admitted to the undergraduate programs in renowned French universities, to major in scientific, social and literary disciplines. The winners were admitted by French universities following a rigorous training program of 600 hours at the French Cultural Center in Sanaa.

Speaking on the occasion, Yemen LNG General Manager Mr. Jacques Azibert presented his warmest congratulations to the winners and their families for taking advantage of this lifetime opportunity. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make knowledge gains, cultivate cutting-edge acquaintance and get to know emerging trends. I can confirm that upon completion of your study, you will be able to drive transformations in the development of your home country,” remarked Azibert.

“With about 20 years of operations ahead of us”, continued Mr. Azibert, “we know how important it is to contribute to the development and education of the current and next coming generations.”

For his part, Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals Eng. Shawki Al-Mikhlafi, said Yemen LNG for sponsoring leading initiatives that provide quality education programs. Addressing the awardees, Mr. Al-Mikhlafi said, “you are the builders of tomorrow and the future. Much reliance rests on you to build the future. Yemen has now generations that are more enthusiastic and that can overcome difficulties. I am confident that you shall be among the best during your studies in France.”

The French Ambassador to Yemen, H.E. Frank Gellet spoke on the occasion,he said, “I am particularly proud that France was chosen to be a destination for your higher education. I thank you for this confidence. You will depart to a totally different world and you need to adapt to it, but at least you have overcome the French language obstacle. You will receive excellent education in France.”

Meanwhile, Yemen LNG General Manager announced the launch of the 2015 scholarship

 application program which will be open until the 2nd of October. “The scholarship program

 covers, tuitions, visas, annual tickets, medical insurance, laptops and books, living, setting, research and shipping allowances”, Mr. Azibert said.

With 20 new scholarships offered to France each year, Yemen LNG scholarship program is by far the largest offered by an energy company in Yemen. So far, 100 young Yemeni scholars have been sent off to France, 38 of whom are females. They are enrolled in 33 universities in various French cities.