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Signing of MoU with Une e Du Kosoven Foundation for BONEVET Scholarship

Unë e Du Kosovën” Foundation establishes the “BONEVET” Scholarship at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with “Unë e Du Kosovën” Foundation to establish the “BONEVET Scholarship” at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).

This initiative aims to support talented yet economically disadvantaged students from BONEVET network to pursue education at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).

Mr. Vllaznim Xhiha and Mrs. Nita Xhiha, established the foundation in 2008 to encourage the citizens of Kosovo to engage in social projects related to advancing education, promoting arts and crafts and developing sports abilities. The foundation established the first “Makerkids-Makerspace” named BONEVET in 2014 in Gjakova, with a project-based-learning curriculum, enabling children and students to exercise the power of thought, the power of imagination and the power of creativity.  Vllaznim and Nita, as the supporters of BONEVET,  believe that opening doors for deserving and underprivileged youth of Kosovo is possible through patience, confidence, and certainly; and much more involvement from each and every citizen of Kosovo” and that ”Kosovo is in desperate need for a well-educated youth, who will transform natural and human resources into an area of higher productivity and greater yield, to increase the well-being and attractiveness of Kosovo”. This scholarship scheme is a continuation of that commitment to advancing education and nurturing future leaders of Kosovo.

Dr. Kamal Shahrabi, Interim President and Dean of Faculty at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) thanked Mr. and Mrs. Xhiha for the this remarkable opportunity and stated that “our shared vision on education is the key to the creation of future leaders of Kosovo – and the only way forward to success is through friends and supporters such as yourselves. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) and Unë e du Kosovën Foundation have a long-established history of service to the local community, and together we strive to support students that demonstrate the same commitment. Thank you for believing in us and for supporting this joint venture to create the new leaders of Kosovo”.

The “BONEVET” scholarship is a four-year scholarship that covers 80% of the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) tuition and will be granted through a competitive process to BONEVET members and students across the BONEVET network in Kosovo. One scholarship will be awarded each year with the first scholarship to be awarded in Fall Semester of Academic Year 2020/21.

More information on scholarship criteria will be posted on BONEVET and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) website.

Unë e Du Kosovën Foundation was founded in 2008 in Prishtina, Kosovo and since then it has been encouraging social development in Kosovo by supporting projects in various fields, in particular in arts, education and sports.

BONEVET (Albanian word for DO IT YOURSELF) is a non-profit and non-formal educational institution established in 2014 by the “Une e Du Kosovën” Foundation as a children-friendly environment designed to stimulate children’s curiosity, imagination and creativity.

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is Kosovo's sole nonprofit higher education institution that teaches entirely in the English language. It is also the only institution in Kosovo whose degrees are accredited and recognized worldwide thanks to the partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York.


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