More students set to benefit from Equity scholarships [Kenya]
Author: Ouma Wanzala, Business Daily (Kenya), Published on: 25 August 2013
Equity Group Foundation is targeting to provide 10,000 scholarships for needy students by 2015. Equity Group Foundation managing director Helen Gichohi said that the foundation has so far supported 8,671 students at a cost of $76.5 million or Sh6.5 billion. “The programme, which was launched in 2010 with 166 students, has to date admitted 6,396 scholars in 622 schools with equal numbers of boys and girls,” said Dr Gichohi...The foundation also plans to develop an academy that will improve the quality of teaching and mentoring, especially for those who don’t make it to national schools. Equity Group Foundation main partner in Wings to Fly is the MasterCard Foundation, USAid, UKaid and KfW.