“Bursting with Opportunities: Uasin Gishu County Unveils Massive Bursary Boost for Youth Education”


In a bold move aimed at fortifying the educational pursuits of its youth, Uasin Gishu County has unveiled a groundbreaking bursary initiative, injecting a staggering Ksh 165 million into the coffers to support over 23,000 students across the region. The announcement, made during a spirited bursary disbursement event in Racecourse, Langas, and Kipkenyo Wards, signals a monumental step towards fostering inclusive education and equitable opportunities for all.

Governor Jonathan Bii Chelilim spearheaded the event, underscoring the pivotal role of education in shaping the future of the county’s youth. “Investing in education is investing in the future prosperity of our county,” Governor Bii affirmed, as he handed out bursary cheques to eager beneficiaries. His impassioned call to action echoed throughout the gathering, resonating with parents and students alike.

The bursary windfall comes at a crucial juncture, providing much-needed relief to families grappling with the economic fallout of the ongoing pandemic. In Racecourse Ward alone, 1,358 students rejoiced as they received their share of Ksh 7 million, while Langas Ward saw 1,044 needy learners benefit from a generous allocation of Ksh 5.9 million. Kipkenyo Ward’s share of Ksh 6 million is set to uplift 812 students, breathing new life into their educational pursuits.

Amidst the jubilation, County Executive Committee Member for Education, Anthony Sitienei, emphasized the importance of prudent fund management to ensure maximum impact. “These bursaries represent more than just monetary assistance; they symbolize hope, opportunity, and the promise of a brighter future,” remarked Sitienei, as he urged stakeholders to uphold transparency and accountability in the disbursement process.

Marion Birgen, Chief Officer for Education, echoed similar sentiments, lauding the bursary initiative as a resounding success. “This injection of funds has brought much-needed relief to parents and students, especially as schools prepare to reopen,” Birgen stated, emphasizing the transformative power of education in breaking the cycle of poverty and unlocking untapped potential.

As the cheers of grateful beneficiaries filled the air, it was evident that the bursary boost had ignited a spark of optimism and renewed determination within the youth of Uasin Gishu County. With access to quality education now within reach, the stage is set for a generation poised to defy the odds, chase their dreams, and carve out a brighter tomorrow for themselves and their community.

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