Some 50 bright but needy students selected from across the country have received secondary school fees sponsorship from Family Group Foundation.
The beneficiaries scored above 350 marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
They were picked from each of the 47 counties while Murang’a, Siaya and Mandera got an additional beneficiary each.
The Foundation, which is a social investment vehicle of Family Bank Limited, Kenya Orient Insurance and Daykio Plantations, will also mentor the students.
“Our aim is to transform families by providing bright but needy students with an opportunity to continue with their secondary school education for the next four years,” said Jacqueline Mathaga, the Foundation’s manager.
This year’s lot adds to the more than 474 students that have passed through the scholarship programme since October 2012 marking an investment of Sh83 million.
Nicholas Pudo who attained 415 marks at Rabuor Primary School in Siaya was the top student in the county. He joined Maranda Secondary School.
Paul Macharia from Nakuru County and Staicy Kiplangat from Baringo County were the other top beneficiaries attaining 410 and 409 marks respectively. Ms Mathaga said after secondary education, the Foundation organises community service programmes to foster community spirit and a sense of patriotism to the children.
“We take pride in being fully involved in the child’s secondary education through sponsoring the cost of education, offering upkeep allowances, monitoring the performance of the child and organising mentorship sessions,” she said.