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130 students benefit from a four-year comprehensive scholarship in Tana River County

KNA    A total of 130 students from Tana River County who sat their KCPE in 2020 will receive the Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarships.

        

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony in Hola Friday, Tana River Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Evans Wendott said the scholarships will change the trajectory of the beneficiaries’ education journey.

           

Wendott revealed that the number of applicants has increased since the inception of the Wings to Fly in 2010 and Elimu Scholarship in 2020 and has had a tremendous impact on the lives of the beneficiaries.

           

“We have not been able to accommodate all students who applied. This year we received 1,028 applications and only 130 were able to get the scholarships,” he said.

             

The deputy county commissioner added that through collaborative efforts with various stakeholder’s students have been able to initiate positive change in society.

            

He challenged the county government and the local NG- CDF to offer bursaries to the unsuccessful applicants.

            

The scholarships offer comprehensive scholarships that cover the scholars’ tuition, books, uniforms, transport costs and pocket money and a shop hamper for the four-year period the scholars are in school.

            

The scholars will also benefit from mentorship and leadership development during the tenure of their secondary education, thus equipping them with life skills that will transform them into impactful leaders in society.

          

“The scholars will receive mentorship from outstanding role models from the academia, public service, renowned entrepreneurs and influential captains in various industries,” revealed Equity Bank Coast Region General Manager Joseph Ndung’u.

           

Ndung’u urged the beneficiaries to work hard and to be dedicated to their studies in secondary school and the opportunity will transform their lives and that of their families.

            

The county executive for education Abbass Kunyo acknowledged the impact of the two scholarships in the lives of the beneficiaries since their inception, adding that the county government of Tana River allocates Sh150 million for the bursary kitty annually.

              

Confidence Namudzini, a beneficiary from Kulesa village in Tana Delta Sub-County could not hold her tears when she revealed that her dream of joining the secondary school, which was faded because her mother is disabled, was now a reality.

              

“This is a golden chance for us, let work hard and change our lives and that of our families,” said Namudzini amid applause from the other scholars.

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