By Kariuki John
At least 160 bright students from financially challenged backgrounds have a reason to smile after an organisation offered them full scholarship.
The Kenya Education fund (KEF) awarded the students with full 4-year high school scholarships.
This number added to the 377 scholars who are actively under the scholarship in various high schools across the country, Cumulatively, KEF has supported over 3600 students since it was established.
Today, Prudential life assurance Kenya and the Prudence foundation gave KEF a 10 million Ksh (100,000 USD) cheque to educate 85 students for the next four years.
The partnership between KEF and Prudential Kenya has helped more students get additional essential life and psycho-social skills during the KEF organized workshops, which help scholars nurture skills that enable them to achieve their dreams and eradicate generational poverty.
The students were chosen after a long selection process that entails: Application, Short listing by the Applications committee, Face to face Interviews and finally the orientation and awarding ceremony.
In addition to the scholarships, KEF organizes Life skills, Mentorship and Career readiness workshops for all the sponsored students.