The Wings to Fly scholarship program has chosen eight deserving students from Turkana who need financial assistance.

8 needy bright students of Turkana have benefited from the Wings To Fly sponsorship programme

During the four years of secondary education, the Wings to Fly scholarship program pays for tuition, housing, books, uniforms, shopping, pocket money, and transportation to and from school.

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education was taken by 128 pupils, according to Samuel Loswat, Chairman of the County Scholarship Selection Board (CSSB).

He said that just 28 kids had a chance for interviews, and eight individuals, including four boys and four girls, had been chosen.

Wings To Fly Beneficiaries

“The process went smoothly; we visited the families of the chosen children and learned they deserved the Wings to Fly program scholarship since they were in need.

Before giving the most deserving students the scholarships, the Wings to Fly Community Scholarship Selection Boards examined and evaluated applications, conducted in-person interviews, and made house visits, according to Loswat.

According to him, the 600 children in Turkana who have benefited from the Scholarship will increase with the addition of eight new students to the Wings to Fly program.

Loswat has requested James Mwangi, Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation, to expand the number of recipients from eight to twenty because many deserving and talented youngsters still need assistance.

Wings To Fly Programme sponsors needy bright students in Turkana

He has requested that Elimu Scholarship and the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) consider the underprivileged students who did not receive the Wings to Fly Scholarship.
Francis Ekale, 15, a Wings to Fly scholarship recipient, said he would utilize the chance to pursue his goal of becoming a doctor to help the people of Turkana.
He claimed to have taken the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education at Alfred Power and received 350 out of 500 points.
“I grew up in a household that struggled with money. Thanks to God, I achieved 350 marks in the KCPE, which gave me the only chance of receiving a scholarship to attend the institution of my choosing and follow my ambition of being a doctor.
Ekale will enrol in Chogoria Boys High School in Tharaka Nithi County to further his education.
In collaboration with the German Development Agency, Equity Group Foundation (EGF) and Equity Bank are providing 1,000 full scholarships for secondary school to deserving students from low-income families who took the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations in 2022 and received at least 350 points.