KNA Five hundred and eighty-nine students have received four- year scholarships from Equity Bank funded ‘Wings to Fly’ and Government of Kenya/ World Bank programmes in Kilifi County.
There were over 5,000 applicants from needy families across the County who attempted to be selected in the programme, but due to limited chances and high competition, they did not succeed.
Presiding over the scholarships awards witnessed by Kilifi North Member of Parliament (MP), Owen Baya and the Deputy Governor, Gideon Saburi, Thursday, at Bahari Girls Secondary School in Kilifi South Sub-county, Equity Bank, Coast Regional Manager, Joseph Ndung’u, called on other organizations to chip-in and support the needy students to pursue their dreams in education.
He said Equity Bank has a vision for the needy students from across the Country who want to further their education, a reason why it has been funding students every year, but due to limited space, it cannot take on all the legible applicants.
“We have also been organizing mentorship programmes for the students we assist during the holidays when schools close, to encourage and ensure their performances remain high and outstanding for prosperity,” he said.
MP Baya urged the beneficiaries to develop self-esteem and courage so that their performances in education can remain outstanding and be ahead of other counties.
Deputy Governor, Gideon Saburi, pledged to push the County to support some of those bright students from needy families left out in the scholarships, for them to further their education.