Hemas Academy of Healthcare introduces the ‘Suwa Shiksha’ scholarship scheme to empower young Sri Lankans

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In a concerted effort to empower and support young Sri Lankans to launch careers in the healthcare services industry, Hemas Academy of Healthcare by the Hemas Hospitals Group recently introduced an exceptional scholarship scheme for students looking to pursue a career in nursing and related disciplines. The scheme is aimed at the many Sri Lankans who are passionate about a career in healthcare but are not able to afford such an education due to numerous financial constraints.

“Financial hardships keep many young Sri Lankans back from exploring and leveraging their full potential through a solid education. These setbacks discourage most from pursuing their ambitions, leaving a large pool of talent in Sri Lanka untapped. Therefore, after much research, the Hemas Academy of Healthcare by Hemas Hospitals Group launched the Suwa Shiksha scheme to empower this talent and enable them to become a force for good in their communities while also investing in their future without worrying about financial limitations. This not only helps to bridge the growing gap in skilled healthcare professionals in the country, but also supports and fortifies the Sri Lankan economy. Further, by endowing the country with groups of trained professionals, we aim to reduce the high scores of rural unemployment among youth, and empower them and raise their standards of living by opening a world of lucrative and fulfilling local and foreign employment opportunities,” remarked Dr. Lakith Peiris, Managing Director, Hemas Hospitals and Laboratories Group.

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Hemas Academy of Healthcare offers these scholarships for three courses taught at the academy, where recipients are selected based on their GCE A/L and O/L results along with the marks they obtain on an initial aptitude test. For those preferring to join the 3-year Nursing Diploma, which is equivalent to a NVQ level 6 program, students need to have achieved three passes at their GCE Advanced Level examinations, while those looking to enroll for a 1-year diploma in Nursing Assistant or a Care Giver require the completion of GCE Ordinary Level examinations.

These scholarships enable students to complete their education at no cost, while also benefiting from a monthly financial allowance to manage their expenses.

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