KCB Foundation is this year supporting 240 secondary school students, they have already reported to various schools across the country.
The Foundation—the social investment arm of KCB Group Plc— has set aside Ksh 78 million in scholarships for the bright but needy students who sat for the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
The scholarship will cater for full school fees, stationery and uniform for the students throughout their four years of studies.
Additionally, the students will also be assigned to a mentor from their local branches for quarterly one-on-one mentorship sessions.
Students with physical, visual and hearing disabilities have been reserved for 40 slots under the programme.
Jane Mwangi, the KCB Foundation Managing Director said: “We directly want to help boost transition rates between primary and secondary school by giving these kids an opportunity to study. Part of our scholarship also includes a series of life skills training sessions aimed at equipping beneficiaries of the programme with relevant market place skills and to prepare them to take charge of their livelihoods.”
This year’s beneficiaries will bring to 2,139 students who have so far benefited from the KCB scholarships since 2007.
From year to year, the programme has been marked by a completion rate of 99%.