•Tumaini Bora Africa Executive Director Sylvia Yianti said the future of the children hangs in balance as they risk dropping out of schools.
•“We have tried to apply for bursaries but they are only given to secondary and university students. Ours are primary school pupils,” she said.
A Community Based Organisation in Narok County is appealing to well-wishers to assist in educating 38 school going children.
Tumaini Bora Africa Executive Director Sylvia Yianti said the future of the children hangs in balance as they risk dropping out of schools.
In an interview with The Star, Yianti said the pupils were rescued from early child marriages, female genital mutilation and herding cows and urgent measures need to be taken to save them from being married off again.
“We are at a crossroads on what needs to be done because we have not paid their school fees this term which is almost coming to end. We have tried all we can do but all in vain,” Yianti said.
She said the situation was further worsened because of the Covid-19 Pandemic that paralysed their operations.
“We have tried to apply for bursaries but they are only given to secondary and university students. Ours are primary school pupils,” she said.
The executive director also revealed that apart from these 38 students, there are another 72 students they have been supporting who are studying in different schools.
“I am humbly requesting well-wishers, organisations, sponsors and government institutions to chip in and assist to secure the future of these children."
Yianti lauded EP Capital Limited for being their anchor sponsors throughout the years.
She noted that education is a critical pillar for any nation's development and can be achieved by supporting students from poor backgrounds to remain in schools.
Yianti added that despite assisting needy students to continue with education, they have been empowering women and widows.