Jomo Kenya Foundation (JKF) has spent Ksh28 million to sponsor 124 students selected through an open and competitive selection process. The disclosure was made during the Form 1 Scholarship presentation ceremony at JKF grounds in Industrial Area, Nairobi.
Managing Director Mrs Rosemary Barasa said some 10,500 students from all the 47 counties have benefited from the JKF scholarship programme and over Ksh500 million spent towards it.
She noted that bright and needy students across the country risked being denied basic education, saying JFK could not meet the education needs of all those who applied for scholarship.
The CEO appealed to the past beneficiaries of the programme to support some of the children who the company could not sponsor given the financial constraints it faced.
The Director General in the Ministry of Education Mrs Leah Rotich, who represented Dr Fred Matiang’i lauded the initiative, saying it provided an opportunity for bright children from poor backgrounds to access secondary education.
Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Board Chair Walter Nyambati asked the beneficiaries of the scholarship to work hard and seize the opportunities that the scholarship has afforded them.