Over 500 students in Mombasa benefit from scholarships

Hatua Network Director and co-founder Gabrielle Fondiller with one of the sponsors./COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: Over 500 low income students in Mombasa will soon receive scholarships to further their education.

Speaking in Mombasa during a golf tournament aimed at fundraising , Hatua Network Director and co-founder Gabrielle Fondiller urged sponsors to continue supporting the education of students from low income to better their lives.

The golf tournament raised sh 1.3 million aimed at the beneficiaries’ education.

An alumnus of the program, Denis Onkangi, commended the founders of the NGO saying it opened doors for him.

“I thank Fondiller. She has raised us, since I joined high school till now, I have graduated after studying computer science. Currently I am self-employed. I have a startup company here in Mombasa, and I have employed at least 3 people,” he said.

Mvita Mp Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir pledged sh 300,000.

Hatua Network was founded in 2006 and has overseen the education of over 500 students, including 70 who have successfully graduated from various colleges and got jobs, others are self-employed.