Equity Bank sponsors 50 students from Naivasha’s needy families
Fifty students from low-income families in Naivasha have received a lifeline after Equity Bank stepped in to sponsor their secondary education through its Elimu Scholarship.
The bank will cater to all the school fees, personal effects, and pocket money of the students, 27 of whom are boys and 23 girls, for the next four years.
The move comes as a response to the increasing concern over the high number of students from poor families who have failed to join secondary school in the cast constituency due to a lack of bursary.
The ongoing drought has exacerbated the crisis, with informal settlements around the lakeside town being the hardest hit.
According to the manager of Equity Bank Naivasha, Evans Mirang’a, the scholarship was aimed at bright students from poor families.
A total of 564 students applied for the Elimu scholarship in the town, with the majority coming from informal settlements and having performed well in school, but unable to secure the funds for school fees.
Beneficiary Mary Wahu, who scored 370 marks and will be joining Naivasha Girls, expressed her gratitude to the bank, saying that her family was unable to pay for her school fees.
Collins Apollo, who scored 381 marks in the national exams and will be joining Kanga High School, echoed her sentiment.