Trans Nzoia to collaborate with partners to Enhance Education sponsorship
Trans Nzoia County secretary Truphosa Awuor has appreciated KCB Bank for sponsoring some needy bright students in the area.
Ms Awuor urged other financial institutions to collaborate with the County to help in educating bright students from the less privileged families.
Adressing the beneficiaries of 2023 scholarships and their parents in a ceremony to award them in Kitale on Friday,she said the county helped in identifying the deserving cases.
He added that all the 20 beneficiaries qualified because they scored 380 marks and above besides having come from extremely poor families.
“Today is a happier day for you young brilliant students.I advise you to be disciplined,get good friends and perform well”said the county secretary.
She said the students have an opportunity to become what they want to be in future.
She noted that the Trans Nzoia government will support more students under the bursary program whose vetting is underway.
Others who attended the function were KCB Kitale branch manager Hillary Sitienei,Education chief officer Jane Wachenge and her Governance counterpart Sammy Sichangi,KCB Kitale west brach manager Luke Bitok,KCB scholarship mentor Trans Nzoia branches Nicky Towett,some county government staff and staff members from KCB Kitale branch.
Sitienei said,twenty students from Trans Nzoia county are among 1000 who won scholarship from KCB.
The ceremony to award them was conducted at Town Hall in Kitale.
Sitienei said under their scholarships,the students were picked from humble backgrounds with good marks for 2022 KCPE.
Sitienei said,the bank has allocated sh.100 Million to cater for 1000 students for 2023 scholarships.
The students were issued with cheques to pay for the full school fees and cash money for shopping and uniform.
Each student will be allocated a mentor from both the bank staff members and the county Government of Trans Nzoia.
The scholarship will pay fees from form one to four.