Two hundred orphaned and vulnerable students from Funyula constituency, Busia county are set to receive bursaries to enable them to proceed with their education.
The good news was revealed by Ageng’a/Nanguba ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Carmilus Obada while addressing mourners during the burial of the late Priest Okuku Odame at Bumayenga village.
The former Busia County Council Chairman, also known as Simbi Nyaima, said that in this financial year, the Ward Development Committee (WDC) has set aside Ksh1 million out of the Ward Development Fund for sponsoring needy students from the area.
The beneficiaries will comprise those who sat for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
“There are scores of orphaned and vulnerable children in my ward whose guardians cannot afford to pay their fees, that is why my ward development committee has unanimously resolved to allocate Ksh1 million as education bursary,” said the MCA.
He said that each needy student will be issued with a Ksh5,000 cheque payable to their respective learning institutions, adding that the WDC will allocate more funds next financial year.
Obada at the same time urged residents with needy students to visit the ward offices located at Bukiri Trading Centre to pick and fill out bursary application forms as from Monday, January 22.
“Ensure you go to the ward office and fill in bursary application forms for your needy children on Monday. But for your information, only needy cases will be addressed,” he emphasized, adding that he will ensure transparency and accountability in the selection process.
By Gilbert Ochieng’
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