Beneficiaries of the Family Bank foundation scholarships.

Jubilation rent the air when a total of 11 needy pupils in Kericho County who sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations last year were granted full scholarships to enable them to proceed to form one in secondary schools.

The 11 students selected from the six Sub-Counties in Kericho had performed exemplary well in last year’s KCPE exams but their parents had no ability to sponsor them to pursue high school education.

According to Kericho County Government Secretary Dr. Wesley Bor, the full scholarship will enable the students to comfortably pursue their high school education despite their families’ socio-economic status.

Dr. Bor who spoke during the scholarship award ceremony at the Kericho County Government premises thanked Family Bank Foundation for partnership with the County government in promoting education in Kericho.

“We are privileged today to flag off 11 scholarships courtesy of the Family bank Foundation which is aligning with Governor Eric Mutai’s vision statement that says education is an equalizer and therefore this partnership uplift the lives of the less fortunate in our society,” said Dr. Bor.

And the Kericho Family Bank representative Mr. Sammy Kapsut said the foundation which is supporting the government’s 100 percent transition to secondary school policy, has increased its scholarship fund to Sh.60 million for 300 students joining form one in 32 counties.

"A committee was formed and selection of the most deserving students was fairly done. The beneficiaries had scored above 350 marks,"he said. 

“The full scholarship caters for tuition, accommodation, school uniforms, and upkeep for four years. The students will also be enrolled into a mentorship program to enhance their personal development and academic confidence and nurture insights into the next  stage of their career paths” said Mr. Kapsut

He also mentioned that the foundation seeks to empower families by catalyzing transformative change for wealth creation through its sustainable community-based share value initiatives in the areas of education, agriculture, ICT, construction environmental conservation, and entrepreneurship development for youth and women empowerment.

“We wish all the beneficiaries the very best in their secondary school education and we urge them to be disciplined and work hard for them to be successful in the future” Mr. Kapsut added


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