Reprieve as over 200 students in Kisumu receive full high school scholarships

Some of the beneficiaries of the Umoja Foundation sponsorship programme during admission.

Over two hundred pupils from Kisumu have received full scholarships to join secondary schools across the country courtesy of Umoja Foundation’s sponsorship initiative.

The initiative came as a relief to the students as official Form 1 admissions are almost coming to a close.

Speaking while admitting over 50 pupils in Chulaimbo Boys and Sinyolo Girls, Umoja Foundation Director Leonard Otiende, said that the organization had enrolled more than 215 students in Lwak Girls, Mawego Girls, Chulaimbo Boys and Sinyolo Girls among other schools within the county.

He noted that the programme aimed at sponsoring needy and orphans to school, and ensuring that all their needs are catered for throughout their studies.

Umoja Foundation Director Leonard Otiende speaks to the press.

Otiende also called on well-wishers to come out and offer more support, noting that there was an overwhelming number of vulnerable pupils needing help to join secondary school.

Parents, guardians and pupils who benefited from the programme expressed gratitude, promising to do their best at an individual level to ensure excellent results from the pupils.

Chulaimbo Boys Deputy Principal Samwel Okwemba noted that needy students under the scholarship always post stellar results, adding that one of their top students who scored A minus in last year’s KCSE was a beneficiary.

By Fredrick Odiero

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