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1,200 students under Wings to Fly and Elimu Scholarship mentored on leadership 

Over 1,200 beneficiaries of Wings to Fly and Elimu Scholarship drawn from Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado counties have benefited from a three-day mentorship programme on leadership, education and empowerment.

The programme dubbed “The Triad to Success” is set to benefit 23,101 students across the country, including 2,574 refugees from Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

Machakos University Vice Chancellor Professor Joyce Agalo hailed Equity Bank for giving students from poor and needy households an opportunity to pursue education and achieve their dreams.

“We applaud Equity Bank and especially the CEO, Dr. James Mwangi for being a visionary and magnanimous man who has enabled less privileged students to get education,” said Professor Agalo.

Addressing the students at Mumbuni High School, the vice chancellor cautioned them against drug and substance abuse.

“As students, avoid bad company that can influence you in to taking drugs that can derail your dreams to pursue education, “she said.

Equity Bank Limited Director of Operations Stephen Kalani said the mentorship programme is meant to equip the students with practical skills and knowledge that will help them navigate the current dynamic world.

He disclosed that the programme was running concurrently in 19 centers in all the 47 counties.

Machakos County Executive Committee Member (CECM) lauded the programme for transforming lives of beneficiaries.

Mutisya disclosed that the county government has started a similar programme supporting 40 students and called on other well-wishers to sponsor less privileged children to pursue their dreams.

By Roselyne Kavoo

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