Approximately 156 students graduating from M-PESA Foundation Academy will join global and local institutions of higher learning that include TVETs. Ahead of their admission, the students will proceed on a 3-month life skills training programme at Uongozi Centre.
Out of the 156 students, 22 have been admitted to universities in the United Kingdom and Switzerland after attaining the required scores, 114 will study in local universities while 20 will enrol in TVET institutions across the country.
Some of the global universities include Simmons University and Illinois State University in USA, Brunel University and University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Local universities include Strathmore, JKUAT and USIU.
“We believe in giving every child an opportunity to learn. We have seen our alumni students doing well in institutions of higher learning, here and abroad, informing us of their capacity to compete at the global and local stages with their skills and knowledge. We are therefore confident that this set of students graduating today, will follow in their footsteps and create a positive impact in their communities back home,” said Allan-Corfield Arlington, Executive Head of School, M-PESA Foundation Academy.
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Since 2019, the Academy has sponsored 133 students to study in universities in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland, while over 116 students have found placement in local universities and TVETs.
M-PESA Foundation has also had other education initiatives that support the education of underprivileged students such as the Keeping Girls in School Initiative which has seen over one million girls receive sanitary towels in order to advance girl child education. The Foundation also has partnered with CBM Kenya and AIC CURE Kenya for the Wezesha Elimu programme where over 600 learners with disability will receive reconstructive surgery to enable them go back to school.