KNA Isiolo County today commissioned a total of 75 students set to join form one on Elimu scholarship programme with an additional 23 students who received the Wings to Fly scholarship, a programme that was launched in 2010.
The Elimu Scholarship programme launched in 2020 is supported by the World Bank-funded Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) and implemented by Equity Group.
Furthermore, the countrywide exercise will benefit a total of 10,705 scholars of whom 9,000 will be joining the Elimu Scholarship Program while 1,705 will join the Wings to fly programme.
The two scholarship programmes offer comprehensive scholarships which cover the scholars’ tuition, books, uniform, transport costs, and pocket money for the four–year period they will be in school.
Dr. Ahmed Galgalo, Isiolo County Secretary and chief guest at the event lauded the scholarship programmes as they will go a long way in helping the pupils obtain education which will open up opportunities to a brighter future.
He further urged the pupils to make the most of their opportunities and embrace what their respective secondary schools will offer.
During the tenure of their secondary school education, the scholars will also benefit from mentorship and leadership development thus equipping them with life skills that will transform them into impactful leaders in society.
“I call upon more stakeholders from the County Government and private sector to join in and offer support for the needy and vulnerable students within the region in championing education especially from the pastoral communities,” pointed out Mr. Lucas Mwange, Isiolo Assistant County Commissioner.