The 2016 Equity’s Wings to fly sponsorship has seen 30 beneficiaries from Nandi County benefit. The students who are drawn from all the 6 Sub-Counties were today received warmly by County Governor and other officials.
Over 300 applicants from the County had applied for the sponsorship.
Branch manager Equity bank, Kapsabet Mr. Reuben Rutto said the exercise was very fair and free of any canvassing. He thanked the parents , guardians and teachers who stood by the pupils to see them through their education no matter the hardships. Mr. Rutto urged the students to be disciplined, hardworking and good Ambassadors wherever they will be.
Equity Wings to fly Programme aims at offering Scholarships to brilliant and needy students from humble background. The Foundation has been running the Programme for the last 7 years and so far, 144 students from the County have benefited from the scholarship.
Nandi County Governor H.E Dr. Cleophas Lagat who graced the event urged the students to work hard in school so as to earn what is rightfully theirs and not to engage in cheating. He emphasized on the need to ensure that only the needy students benefit from the bursaries and the Government will soon have Nandi County Education Fund Bill to assist in payment of fees. “I will ensure that Multi National Companies in the county play their Corporate Social Responsibilities for the good of the County residents.” The governor emphasized.