A total of 352 bright students from vulnerable households are set to join Form One following sponsorship from the Tufuzu Na Elimu programme. This initiative, under The Family Group Foundation, will see Kes90 million allocated for scholarships for students entering high school this year.
The scholarships, accommodating students from 34 counties and 66 constituencies, will cover full tuition fees, school uniforms, and boarding fees. Beneficiaries will also receive soft-skills training through annual Mentorship Workshops and Academic Boot Camps.
Present at the commissioning event were the Ministry of Education Director General, Elyas Abdi Jillaow, Family Bank Chairman Dr. Wilfred Kiboro, CEO Designate Nancy Njau, and The Family Group Foundation Board Chairman Dr. Francis Muraya, along with Board Directors Muema Muindi and Annie Muya.
“Over the last 12 years, we have been intentional in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all by impacting the very society we operate in. Through the Tufuzu na Elimu programme, we have impacted more than 1200 beneficiaries countrywide and invested over Kes300 million in the education sector,” said Family Bank CEO Designate Nancy Njau.
The funds, channeled through the Family Group Foundation High School Scholarship Program, are set to facilitate a smooth transition to secondary school for these needy, bright students, aiming to reduce the surging number of secondary school education terminations due to financial strains.