• They are among 110 students from 11 counties set to benefit from tuition and upkeep cash through the programme.
• The foundation has spent Sh30 million on scholarships for needy students through its education pillar this year.
The Family Group Foundation, a subsidiary of Family Bank, has given scholarships to 10 needy students from Nyeri county to pursue their secondary education.
They are among 110 students from 11 counties set to benefit from tuition and upkeep cash through the programme. The 10 will be joining Form 1 next month.
The other counties benefiting from the scholarship programme are Bungoma, Kisumu, Kiambu, Kajiado, Mombasa, Makueni, Meru, Murang’a, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu.
The foundation has this year spent Sh30 million on scholarships for needy students through its education pillar.
Family Group CEO Rebecca Mbithi said the move is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility to create a future sustainable community.
She spoke during the awarding of the scholarships at Nyeri governor’s office on Wednesday.
Mbithi urged the beneficiaries to remain focused when they join secondary school.
“Transform your lives as the students who have been given this opportunity. We will be looking forward to seeing where you land ultimately,” she said.
The foundation, she said, mentors the youth to help them grow both in academics and in their careers.
Bank founder Titus Muya said the foundation will pay the beneficiaries fees throughout their four years in secondary school.
“We want to appreciate you and encourage you because, for you, the sky is the limit,” he said.
Foundation's board of trustees chairman Francis Muraya urged parents to support the children so they can help other members of their families and the community upon completion of their studies.
Governor Mutahi Kahiga praised the Family Group Foundation for supporting education, especially during the difficult economic times occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Family Bank Foundation executive director John Waimiri, bank manager Frederick Wagura and county government officials were present during the event.
Edited by A.N