Kirinyaga Leaders Distribute Ksh.4 Million in Scholarships and Bursaries to 571 Students

Kirinyaga leaders distribute Ksh.4M in scholarships and bursaries to 571 students, empowering vulnerable groups through the 'Tupange Kesho' initiative.

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Kirinyaga Leaders Distribute Ksh.4 Million in Scholarships and Bursaries to 571 Students

Kirinyaga Leaders Distribute Ksh.4 Million in Scholarships and Bursaries to 571 Students

Kirinyaga Woman Representative Njeri Maina and Senator James Murango Kamau distributed Ksh.4 million in scholarships and bursaries to 571 students, including orphans and those with disabilities, at Kutus Primary School on April 20, 2024. The funds were part of the 'Tupange Kesho' initiative launched in 2022 to empower vulnerable groups in Kirinyaga County.

Njeri allocated Ksh.3 million in bursaries to 50 children, while 521 learners received Ksh.1 million in scholarships. "The initiative also provided essential infrastructure such as tents, water tanks, and school furniture to support the marginalized women and youth groups," Njeri said. She emphasized the need to increase the allocation to the Woman Representative offices to expand the impact of such initiatives.

Why this matters: The 'Tupange Kesho' program aims to uplift and empower vulnerable communities in Kirinyaga County through education support and infrastructure development. By investing in the education of orphans, students with disabilities, and those from marginalized backgrounds, the initiative seeks to create a more equitable and inclusive society.

Since its launch in 2022, the 'Tupange Kesho' initiative has benefited over 2,115 students with Ksh.11 million in bursaries, and 104 students have received full scholarships. The program has also supported women and youth groups through the provision of tents, water tanks, school furniture, and the construction of dormitories for special schools.

Senator James Murango Kamau, who was present at the distribution event, commended the initiative and called for increased allocation to Women Representative offices to expand the reach and impact of such programs. "By investing in the education and empowerment of our youth, we are building a stronger foundation for the future of Kirinyaga County and Kenya as a whole," Kamau stated.

Key Takeaways

  • Ksh.4 million in scholarships and bursaries distributed to 571 students in Kirinyaga.
  • Tupange Kesho initiative launched in 2022 to empower vulnerable groups in Kirinyaga.
  • Over 2,115 students have received Ksh.11 million in bursaries since 2022.
  • 104 students have received full scholarships under the Tupange Kesho program.
  • Call for increased allocation to Women Representative offices to expand program reach.