School launches Kinyozi business to cushion needy students
• The Kinyozi initiative run by the Aflatin Club at Gendia High School has needy students given the opportunity to shave fellow students at the school at the cost of Ksh. 50 per shave.
• Mercy Karagai a patron of the club says that in order to enroll into the club they do oral interviews and even check the performance of the pupils.
A school in Gendia, Homabay County has launched an entrepreneurial initiative at the school that will help needy students at the school pay off their school fee balance and also get pocket money.
The Kinyozi initiative run by the Aflatin Club at Gendia High School has needy students given the opportunity to shave fellow students at the school at the cost of Ksh. 50 per shave.
James Okeno chief principal Gendia High school says that the initiative which was launched in 2019 has seen some students even pay off 60 percent of their school fee balance.
Instill entrepreneurship skills
“The project has really helped students here. The people who founded this club had two reasons, to first help instill entrepreneurship skills in the students.
“The other reason was to help needy students struggling with pocket money, afford school fee and also help them settle the small levies in school,” said Okeno.
According to Okeno, as an administration they give school fee relief to some of the students who still have school fee balance after working so hard in the Kinyozi.”
How enrollment is done
Mercy Karagai a patron of the club says that in order to enroll into the club they do oral interviews and even check the performance of the pupils.
“We look for those who are interested by passing a message to the students. So once you get the message, you are required to apply after sending in your application, we do an oral interview, we even check the performance of the students in school,” said Karagai.
“Most of them are self-taught. They have learnt the skills at home by seeing and learning of how things are being done,” she said.
According to Karagai the programme has also helped saved time for other students at the school who were at some point forced to go out to shave.
The programme mainly targets form one two students. Forme three and four students are not accommodated due to their busy class schedules.