16 Uasin Gishu pupils benefit from Wings to Fly scholarship programme

Uasin Gishu County Director of Education Muriuki Harrison flagging off the beneficiaries

By Wasike Elvis

16 pupils from Uasin Gishu County have benefited from the Equity Bank Wings to Fly scholarship programme that will see them through their four years in secondary school.

According to the County Director of Education Muriuki Harrison, the committee received over 750 applicants on the same.

“The beneficiaries were selected through a transparent and rigorous community-based verification and monitoring process that saw members of the Community Scholarship Selection Boards (CSSBs) across the county invest their time to review and scrutinize applications, carry out face to face interviews and home visits before awarding the most deserving cases,” said Muriuki.

Harrison also revealed that the government has rolled out the Elimu Scholarship Programme which targets bright students from poor backgrounds who got 280 marks and above. He urged parents whose children met the threshold to apply in large numbers.

Equity Group Foundation (EGF) Rift Valley General Manager Stanley Ng’ang’a said he was proud of the progress the programme had made since its inception 13 years ago, with the number of applications increasing yearly.

“I am glad to note that the Wings to Fly programme has had a tremendous impact in this country since it was launched. With 1,000 students set to be sponsored this year, the total number of scholars who have benefitted from EGF’s comprehensive secondary school scholarship programmes is at 48,009 students,” the manager noted.

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