Safaricom has handed over Ksh. 4.7 million worth of secondary school scholarships to benefit 100 students from across the country.
The company, through the Safaricom Foundation, collaborated with the Ministry of Education in this initiative. This follows a request by the Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed to assist students who are unable to join secondary schools because of lack of funds.
“Access to quality education is hampered by financial constraints facing most parents countrywide. In an effort to remedy this, we are seeking support from various partners to ensure that all students who sat for their KCPE 2018 exams transition to secondary schools,” Amb. Mohamed said.
Earlier this year, Safaricom offered to support another 100 students from disadvantaged backgrounds who joined form one in various schools across the country. As part of Ndoto Zetu initiative, the telco has committed to sponsoring 18 girls throughout their secondary school education. Additionally, through the M-PESA Foundation Academy, Safaricom is supporting 700 students in Form 1 to 4 with full scholarships.
Ndoto Zetu is a Community Social Investment initiative that was launched by the Safaricom in January 2019. The initiative plans to support community driven projects. Safaricom plans to support up-to 500 projects across the country. So far, 100 projects have been funded. If you feel that you have an idea that can impact the society positively, make a written submission here or you can visit a any Safaricom retail shop countrywide and fill in application forms. The deadline for submissions is Saturday 6th April 2019.