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