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Work Hard to better your lives in future- Elimu Scholarship students told

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Kisii equity branch manager Robinson Mirieri giving out shopping to students who are beneficiaries of Elimu scholarship program from National government [photo Brighton Makori]

Equity bank, Kisii branch has urged the 232 students who benefited from the Elimu scholarship sponsored by the government and World Bank to work hard using the scheme to better their lives in future


Speaking at the Equity offices when he gave out shopping and other learning materials, the branch manager Mr. Robinson Mirieri said the bank will also cater for their transport to school and during half term.

 
“Today we are giving out shopping for these students, give them transport and pocket money as we were directed by the government, “said Mirieri. 


He noted that 234 students were selected from Marani and Nyamache sub counties. 


Mr Mirieri added, 17students will join Ichuni Girls which is an extra county school, ,Kereri  Girls  11, , Kisii  National School  4, Two  will join Pangani Girls others will join Nyabururu girls, Othaya boys, Thika High and Cardinal Otunga High. 


The manager noted that they have paid school fees for first term for all the  beneficiary students .


James  Angwenyi  beneficiary  scored  329  KCPE Marks   lauded  the  government  for  it’s support .


“I thank  the  government for giving  hand to the  needy students,  my  dream of becoming  an engineer   is going  to  come through, “said  Angwenyi. 


Sheila Christine scored  385   urged   more  well  wishers  to turn out  and give back  to the community. 


Hesbon  Magare  parent thanked  the  government  for it’s support  .
“Living  in a vulnerable background  is not a sin , but  through  education  we can now eradicate  poverty, “he said. 


He urged  the community  to educate  children  and support the  needy cases. 

BY Elizabeth Angira & Brighton Makori