Kilifi, KENYA: Centum foundation has sponsored fifty students joining form one from Kilifi South Sub-county in Kilifi.
The scholarship is second after another one was done last year where fifty students were also sponsored to join various secondary schools in the Kenya.
Speaking during an event to award students who did well in the past KCPE exams from the same area at the Pwani University on Thursday, the foundation’s CEO Fred Murimi said the scholarship aimed at ensuring students coming from poor families receive education like other students.
He said the program is targeting two hundred students who will receive full scholarship from form one to form four, every year targeting fifty students.
“We are here today to recognize our scholars and also award the top ten performers in the past Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams,” Murimi said.
“This program will continue until we reach our target of two hundred students fully sponsored by centum foundation. Last year our pass mark was 300 marks but this year there was an improvement and increased our pass mar to 350 marks,” he added.
The foundation is also improving the infrastructure of schools where it is building classrooms to some schools.
Murimi said they have also bought for some schools books worth Kshs. 5 million.
“We also look very much into the infrastructure of the schools. We have already built some classrooms in some schools in the area,” Murimi added.
Bigit Charo and Joel Muramba of Baharini primary schools are among the beneficiaries of this year’s scholarship and are all aspiring to doctors in future.
“We are very happy to be among the sponsored students by centum. We promise to work extra hard to accomplish our dreams of being doctors in future. May God bless Centum,” they said.
Bigit scored 395 marks and received a calling letter to Mama Ngina girls Secondary school and Joel got 399 marks and was called at Maranda high school.