In Summary

  • Beneficiaries have been challenged to seek leadership positions in schools and engage in co-curricular activities.
  • The branch manager pledged that the program will continuously support the academically gifted.
  • Urge other corporate organizations to take up other applicants who did not qualify for the wings to fly scholarship.

Kibera Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly scholarship beneficiaries have been challenged to seek leadership positions in schools and engage in co-curricular activities.

The manager urged the beneficiaries to shun bad characters, as they could influence them negatively and even kill their dreams.

Speaking during the flag off of the 2024 beneficiary, Equity Bank Kibera branch manager Mr. Martin Mungai  urged the scholars to utilize the opportunity to improve their lives and those of their families.

He said the foundation is committed to ensuring students complete their education by providing appropriate programs that benefit them, including forging sustainable relationship with beneficiaries and offer mentorship.

The branch manager further pledges that the program will continuously support the academically gifted scholars by supporting their access to education in the local university and around the globe as well as equipping them with leadership skills.

He stated that Equity leadership program who pursued medicine have gained practical work experience across 98 Equity Afia hospitals in the country.

This year alone, the bank has sponsored picked 8 students out of the 253 applicants following thorough background check that ensures that only deserving applicants are awarded.

Among the beneficiaries are Lewis Brown from Olympic who scored 403 marks and will be joining Kisii School and faith Akinyi from the same school will join Asumbi Girls High school.

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Since the inception of the programme, over 89% of sponsored students qualify to join universities, both locally and internationally every year.

The “So far, equity’s wings to fly have sponsored over 18,735 students across the country to top universities in the world to pursue academic excellence,” he noted.

On the other hand Local Community scholarship selection board chairperson Philip Omondi called upon the corporate organizations, CDF and the county government to assist by taking up some of the 245 applicants who did not qualify for the scholarship programs to see them through secondary education

“I would like to call upon well-wishers to team up and support the remaining students who did not qualify for our scholarship programs so that they can also get a chance of secondary education.” Mr Omondi said.

The Wings to Fly program is a partnership between Equity Group Foundation and Equity Bank with additional financial support from other partners, notably the German Government through KfW.

The program covers academically promising scholars from needy backgrounds to benefit from comprehensive secondary school scholarships fully funded by Equity Bank.

 

 

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