PepsiCo, in partnership with Ajialouna, concluded the tenth year of its “Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif” scholarship program, aimed at empowering youth through education, by distributing 239 scholarships to students from various regions across Lebanon.
On the occasion, Talal El-Khalil, PepsiCo’s MENA FOBO General Manager said: “Ambition is the first step to achieve dreams. We know the importance of education, especially given the difficult conditions the country is facing, and therefore the challenges that stand in front of young people. Thus with the conclusion of the tenth year of Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif program, we take pride in supporting bright students facing difficult situations. Scholarships were granted in order to give students equal opportunities, without any form of racial, religious, sexual or physical discrimination, as we have allocated a 10% increase to help students with special needs engage with their communities and continue their education.
Dr. Lina Zaim Dada, President of Ajialouna, commented saying: “Today we conclude 10 years of Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif program, which aims to empower less fortunate Lebanese youth to continue their education and realize their ambitions. We are pleased to cooperate with PepsiCo who is opening the door of hope, thanks to this initiative, for many students to have a better future.”
Marking its 10th year, Tomooh Saad Abdul-Latif has awarded 2,296 scholarships for deserving students throughout Lebanon. This program is one of the several ways in which PepsiCo supports youth empowerment and education in Lebanon and the region. Following the remarkable success of Tomooh program since it was initiated in Lebanon in 2006, the program extended its activities to Jordan in 2007 and Egypt in 2008.