Safaricom has today announced the launch of a high school scholarship programme which targets to sponsor 100 students at over 90 schools across the country. The students were picked from the cohort of learners who had applied to join the Mpesa Foundation Academy but were unsuccessful.

The students in the programme all come from needy families with two selected from each county and the rest of the positions going to those living with disabilities. The students will be allowed to join the schools in which they had been admitted.

The sponsorship will see Safaricom cover tuition fees, uniforms and school shopping for the 4 years of learning. Safaricom has set aside an amount of Ksh. 40 Million towards this initiative.

Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore had this to say about the initiative, “As part of our 18th anniversary celebrations we promised to support 100 children through secondary school. We completed the selection process in December and we are happy to see that all the students have now reported to their respective schools.”