It is a boon for some 110 university students in Migori County after they benefited from the Ksh1.1 million Non-Governmental Education Programme bursaries courtesy of the Job Tambo Foundation.
Speaking during the bursary awards at Ngege Primary School in Suna East Sub County on Thursday, the Foundation Official George Dima said the bursary will help to settle part of the beneficiaries’ college fees.
The Job Tambo Foundation has also been supporting students in high school in Suna East Sub County through bursaries and scholarships.
“We have been supporting less fortunate students with bursaries and budget upkeep in secondary schools across Suna East Sub County to ensure learners pursue their education dream,” said Dima.
Dima said that besides high school and university, the foundation is keen on supporting students in technical colleges and Vocational Education Training (TVET) centres from Suna East Sub County every year.
He further motivated the beneficiaries to work hard in school in order to repay the faith laid on them by their sponsors.
At the same time, Migori Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Benson Karani urged all like-minded NGOs in the county to join hands and help vulnerable and less privileged students access higher education through bursaries and scholarships.
Samantha Maya, a beneficiary of the Job Tambo Foundation, described the event as an eye-opener to needy students, explaining that through the initiative, the needy students would be able to pursue their education.
By Vostine Ratemo
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