20 poor students get bursaries
Private organisations have been asked to compliment government efforts to develop human capital that will help Kenya achieve its development goals.
Global Hope Foundation’s programme officer Edwin Kagiri, described education as a key resource that is critical to the success of any human enterprise such as universal healthcare.
“We can build hospitals but without the human resource to work in the hospitals, it will amount to nothing,” said Mr Kagiri.
Global Hope Foundation hopes to support 10,000 students from poor backgrounds with Sh100 million worth of bursaries to enable them learn without interruption.
Mr Kagiri spoke at Kavingo Secondary School in Yatta constituency where he issued Sh50,000 cheques towards the payment of fees for 20 needy students.
The organisation is also supporting local community projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Apart from education, Global Hope Foundation is also supporting communities in the area of youth talent development, women empowerment and environment and drought mitigation.
Paul Nzuki the principal of Kavingo Secondary School decried the high poverty levels in the area and thanked Global Hope for the support.
“Access to clean water remains a big challenge in this area that requires strong support as part of drought mitigation measures,” said Mr Nzuki.
The school which was founded in 2011 with 12 students now has 126 students. Last year, three students from the school qualified to join university.