Needy but bright students in Kuria East have a reason to smile after area MP Hon. Kitayama introduced a program of awarding bursaries to those joining form one through the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
Speaking during the issuance of bursaries to the tune of Sh4 million at the NG-CDF hall the MP insisted that no financially disadvantaged student will drop out of school due to lack of fees.
The legislator added that this will help address the disparity that has been experienced in the past where only the rich got to join best schools.
“While access to education is a constitutional right, the national and local institutions have not been able to guarantee every child decent education.
Together with like-minded partners we are determined to help as many bright needy students as we can. This is not only a moral duty; it is a decent thing to do. It is self-defeating to have needy but bright students failing to progress their education because they cannot raise school fees.”
Among those who were beneficiaries; three pupils who joined Starehe Boys’ centre through the partial sponsorship program of Starehe after the MP signed an MoU with the institution. The students came from Masangora, Seronga and Progressive Academy respectively.
More than 70 students that joined national, extra-county and county schools benefited from the program.