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Equity Group has announced another phase of the Wings to Fly scholarships, which covers four years of secondary schooling.
Some 2,000 scholars from needy backgrounds will benefit from full scholarships in the 2022/2023 Form One selection cycles.
Equity Group Foundation executive chairman James Mwangi said access to quality education remains a distant dream for many, especially vulnerable families.
“Equity Group continues to invest in its connection to the community. We are delighted that through the additional scholarships, 2,000 children are assured of quality high school education. We are grateful for the opportunity to empower the youth and give them Wings to Fly”, he said.
The 2,000 scholarships will be distributed over the next two Form One intakes to coincide with the last cohorts of 8-4-4 system of education, after which the country will fully transition to the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
“Wings to Fly has distinguished itself as a watershed in developing the next generation of leaders. Through a comprehensive scholarship that offers full tuition, upkeep, shopping and leadership training, the programme has continued to produce some of the best performing students in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education,” said Mwangi.
He noted that the bank also has the Equity Leadership Programme (ELP) which has placed close to 7,000 scholars on paid internship.
“We will continue working with community scholarship selection boards in an extended partnership that promotes mentorship and coaching”, said
Over 17,000 students from both the Wings to Fly and Equity Leadership Programmes have accessed university education, with 900 having been admitted to international universities in 26 countries.
To date, 39,009 scholars have benefitted from comprehensive secondary school scholarships.
The 2021 academic year had 10,705 slots but received over 114,000 applications.
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