Local companies received an alternative ‘breakfast’ for a donation to the Hanze University Foundation’s Back on Track scholarships. Due to the covid-19 restrictions, the annual Inspiration Breakfast couldn’t take place in its regular form.
Bytesnet, City Eden Hotel, GasTerra, Gasunie, GN-IX, Rabobank, Urus and the Hanzehogeschool Groningen donated to the Foundation to enable students in developing countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South-Africa) to continue their studies in September 2020. In some countries the colleges and universities are open, others will continue online education.
For many students, it will be difficult to return to school – not due to health reasons or an ongoing lockdown but due to economic reasons. During the corona crisis many students’ tuition fees were spent on their families basic necessities.
Bert Roman, director of the Rabobank City and Middle Groningen is enthusiastic about the fundraiser: “providing a student with good education is providing for the future! That’s why the Rabobank has donated €2500 to the Hanze University Foundation. With this donation, five students can continue their education in September.”