Tuesday, May 28, 2024

County launches home visits in a move to identify needy scholars

Bungoma County is on the move to sponsor needy students for their secondary school education under the Governor’s Scholarship Programme.

Through the Education Ministry the county has launched an home visit programme to identify needy students for the scholarship .

Speaking at PEFA Church in Webuye East Sub-County on Sunday, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati promised a fair selection process for the applicants.

The scholarship program has benefitted more than 4000 students. Last year alone we sponsored 2000 students but there are several others we cannot reach due to capacity issues, that is why we need more well-wishers to support these children

Wycliffe Wangamati

“These children are all ours and none of them is less important than the other. But there are those that need more support than others,” he said.

The Governor urged parents and well-wishers who have the ability to help to use their capacity to boost the county’s education sector.

“The scholarship program has benefitted more than 4000 students. Last year alone we sponsored 2000 students but there are several others we cannot reach due to capacity issues, that is why we need more well-wishers to support these children,” he urged.

The home visits to the families of the needy children who applied for consideration will commence on 12 April 2022.

Wangamati used the platform to rally support for his re-election bid promising to revamp the program and other development projects in the county.

“We are doing all these because of the immeasurable love we have for this county and more especially our children. That is why we are requesting that you give us another chance so that we serve you,” he explained.

The Governor who was accompanied by Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa and Sirisia MP John Waluke alongside a host of other political leaders.

CS Eugene Wamalwa also drummed support for the Azimio la Umoja movement in the area.

“Our only hope as a community and as a country lies with Raila Odinga, let us not be deceived by the other ship,” said Wamalwa.

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