Bitsmedia Signs SGD$50,000 Scholarship Agreement with MENDAKI to Support Local Tertiary Students Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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  • The agreement was signed at a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ceremony with local self-help group MENDAKI on 14 April 2022
  • The scholarship will support 10 Malay/Muslim students from local universities in the STEM fields
  • Both parties have agreed to award two scholarships per year, from 2022 to 2026, with each scholarship valued at $5,000
  • This is Bitsmedia’s first scholarship funding since its inception in 2009

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2022 – Bitsmedia, a Singapore-based tech company behind the Muslim Pro app, the most popular Muslim lifestyle brand in the world, forms a 5-year agreement with local self-help group MENDAKI to fund a scholarship for students in local universities, with priority given to those in the STEM field. 

A total of 10 Malay/Muslim students would benefit from this scholarship twice a year, from 2022 to 2026. Each scholarship is valued at SGD$5,000.

“At the core of the Muslim Pro brand is our commitment to empowering Muslims through technology,” says Fara Abdullah, Co-CEO of Bitsmedia and Muslim Pro.

Fara also added, “We want to encourage youths to explore a sector that is constantly thriving with innovations and limitless possibilities. It all begins with education and that a person’s financial limitations should not be a roadblock to achieving one’s ambitions and aspirations. I hope this would inspire many more students to achieve greater heights in the areas of STEM.”

Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of MENDAKI says, “MENDAKI is delighted to partner Bitsmedia and establish a new scholarship to support Malay/Muslim students who are studying in STEM fields. We hope more like-minded corporate partners in emerging and growth sectors will continue to work with MENDAKI to help our students to pursue their studies and achieve their dream”.

This scholarship is Bitsmedia’s first to fund since its inception in 2009. 

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About Muslim Pro

Muslim Pro is a mobile application developed and published by Bitsmedia, a Singapore-based tech company. 

Starting in 2010 as a mobile application with a founding ambition of providing accurate prayer times for the global Muslim community, Muslim Pro has grown with the evolving needs of its community into a comprehensive lifestyle app serving millions of users worldwide.

The app’s main features support the religious needs of the community through its accurate prayer times and tracker, azan (call to prayer), full audio Qur’an, Qibla compass, Islamic Hijri calendar, Zakat (alms) calculation, as well as lifestyle-inspired content such as Stories, Inspiration and Community features that cater to the diverse interests of the global Muslim community.

Muslim Pro has more than 120 million downloads in over 190 markets across users of all ages.

For more information, please visit https://www.muslimpro.com.