Moringa school Nelly Agyemang-Gyamfi(r) awards Kibra best science student in KCSE Wilstan Enock Ondit, Kibra Centre for Community Development Executive Director Winnie Syombua(c)
Moringa School has announced that it has awarded the inaugural Kenyan Coders Tuition Scholarship to Wilstan Enock Onditi, one of the best science students in last year’s Kenya Secondary School Examinations (KCSE).
The Kenyan Coders Tuition Scholarship program was officially launched in December 2018. The first scholarships targeted high school students who sat for their KCSE in Nairobi County. Of the ten scholarships for 2019, half are designated for students living in informal settlement areas around the city. Moringa School is planning to roll out the scholarship program across the country in the future.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Nelly Agyemang-Gyamfi, Senior Access Manager at Moringa School said, “Inclusivity is something that is key to Moringa’s operations. In order to reach our goal of transforming Kenya and eventually, the continent, it is important for us to break down the barriers to quality higher education. Amongst other initiatives, we are breaking down said barriers through this partnership with the Kibra Constituency to provide full tuition scholarships for the best STEM students to learn the technical and soft-skills needed to be world class software developers.”
The scholarship will be for a six month period and is aimed at providing the beneficiaries with the fundamentals of programming among other web development skills. Additionally, the students will be exposed to practical coding and soft skills.
Moringa School is a Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary learning accelerator that teaches coding skills. In 2018, it received over 1,100 applicants and taught over 500 students.
It offers the following courses;
Moringa Prep: 5-week computer science fundamentals course that covers concepts foundational to all high-level programming languages.
Moringa School Core: various tracks (web, mobile) offered to students in a 19-week course (including professional development). The content is created based off of employer demand for such skills.
Post-Moringa School: 40+ hiring partners (technology companies ready to hire our graduates)