Human Development Initiatives-Empowerment Trust Fund (HDI-ETF) is an extension of Human Development Initiatives programme. The Empowerment Trust Fund is a foundation set up in 2014 to grant education scholarship to children of widows/widowers and orphans who are on the verge of dropping out of school due to financial incapacity of a surviving parent to meet the child’s basic school needs such as school uniform, bag, sandal and other educational materials.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 will be a day to remember in the lives of HDI-ETF beneficiaries who are children of widows, widowers and orphans. About two hundred beneficiaries and their parents/guardians who will gather at the Human Development Initiatives Office complex to receive education packs. Beneficiaries will receive educational materials such as school bags, mathematical set, exercise books, school uniforms, socks and school sandals; parents of beneficiaries and some of the donors will also be present to witness the event.