Sh60 million boost for Kenya’s needy students

Family Group Foundation has scaled up its high school scholarships kitty to Sh60 million for students from needy backgrounds joining form one in 2023.

This year’s scholarship programme, whose minimum entry point will be 350 marks attained in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams, will benefit 290 bright and vulnerable students from 32 counties.

The students will receive full scholarships that will cater for tuition, accommodation, school uniforms, and upkeep as well as get access to mentorship to guide them on academics, personal development and careers.

“Access to inclusive and equitable quality education is a right to each and every child in this country… Going into 2023, we have purposed to not only expand the kitty but also expand the counties that benefit from this programme from 14 to 32 counties,” said Family Bank CEO Rebecca Mbithi.

Family Group Foundation chairman Dr. Francis Muraya, Family Bank CEO Ms Rebecca Mbithi, 
the lender’s chairman Dr. Wilfred Kiboro with Antony Opondo, one of the 2022 high school scholarship beneficiary during last year’s commissioning ceremony.

Since 2012, the foundation has awarded high school scholarships to more than 1000 beneficiaries countrywide and invested over Sh250 million in the education sector.

“We are confident that these scholarships go a long way in helping the government achieve 100 per cent transitioning of students to the 1.24 million students who sat for their Kenya Primary School Education Assessment this year. This is a reiteration of our commitment to empowering families by catalyzing transformative change for wealth creation,” she added.

Application forms are available at Family Bank branches as well as The Family Group Foundation website. Applications close on January 9, 2023.

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