Six candidates in Kisumu receive last minute scholarships to join high school

A section of the Liz Foundation beneficiaries address the press.

Six stranded top 2023 KCPE candidates in Nyakach, Kisumu County are experiencing overwhelming relief after the Liz Foundation provided them with full scholarships to join secondary school.

The girls had lost hope, with their parents being unable to pay for their school fees and accompanying essential items terming the scholarships, although late, as a miracle.

They could not hide their joy as they broke into song and dance after receiving the cheques from the Foundation.

The six beneficiaries included Wendy Akinyi who scored 385 marks but lost her father in the recent clashes at the Kericho-Kisumu border.

The Foundation chairman James Opinya said that despite receiving overwhelming applications from needy students, they chose the top students who could not join secondary due to the peculiar nature of their need.

Opinya added that they will cater for not only their school fees but also other basic needs throughout their secondary education.

This comes at a time when Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has stated the government plans to start a door-to-door mop-up drive of all students who are yet to join Form 1 in a bid to achieve the 100% transition policy.

By Fredrick Odiero

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