With 34% of Kesho Secondary School Leavers qualifying for government assisted places at University within a district where only 2% as a whole qualify; and another 21% qualifying for Diploma courses at Tertiary College within a district where only 8% qualify, we are really kept on our toes to ensure these top performing students are aware of the opportunities available to them.
Many banks are now offering scholarships to University and within these packages they offer work experience in the holidays at the bank and job opportunities upon graduation. With unemployment among Kenyan youths being so high, these chances are not to be missed.
Huge congratulations therefore go to all our students who have received full scholarships over the years (see table below).
Most recently we want to congratulate two students, Mbigo and Christine who were top performing Kesho sponsored students last year and also top students in region as a whole. They have both been awarded full scholarships to Universities in Kenya this year. Mbigo received his from Cooperative Bank who will fund his course in Engineering and Christine received hers from CfC Stanbic Bank to study Business Administration at the United States International University – Africa in Nairobi; she was one of only two students selected this year!!
These students have remarkable stories. Mbigo was orphaned just before going to Secondary School (aged 14 years) and has since matured into an extremely confident young man who is ever cheerful and optimistic. Christine too has come a very long way; growing up with barely the basic needs at her home in a very rural part of the coast – it took a lot of courage for her to leave to join a top secondary school in Limuru, near Nairobi.
We really admire them both and wish them well. They’re sure to make a real difference to their own lives as well as that of their families and communities as time goes on.
For more information on the Stanbic Scholarship Programme follow this link.
Kesho students who have received full academic scholarships so far… very well done indeed…. visuri sana.
|Kesho Student awarded
|CfC Stanbic Bank||Christine Kahindi||2012||B+||USIU Nairobi||Business|
|Aga Khan Academy
|Kirimo Johnston||2010||A-||AKAM||IB Diploma (pre-Uni)|