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300 needy students benefit from bursary

Busia County Women Representative Ms. Catherine Omanyo has disbursed bursary worth Sh. 2 million to bright and needy students.

Speaking at Matayos South Sub- County during the disbursement exercise, Omanyo said that the funds aim at keeping the needy students in school adding that all sub-counties in Busia will receive the funds.

“I am committed to ensure that my office gives sufficient educational support to the children from poor background, so as to unburden the struggling parents in our county,” Omanyo said.

Omanyo noted that a number of children are experiencing fee challenges due to the high poverty rate being experienced in Busia County. She assured the local residents that her office will ensure that children from financially challenged families attain their academic goals through bursaries.

The Women Rep reiterated that education is the only means through which the community can use to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich in the society.

“If you want to kill the society, deny children education. For this reason, our set objective is to ensure that we shape children so that we have future generations full of professionalism,” added Omanyo.

The woman MP added that the bursary kitty allocated for her office is still inadequate, calling upon other leaders to offer more support.

She urged the parents together with local leaders to ensure that students concentrate in school and work hard as it’s the main benefit the parents can bestow on their children.

Her sentiments were echoed by the area Chief Makena Benerd who said that there is a need to consider more children when funding to ensure that they attain education in order to create a better community enhanced with professionals.

“Poverty has affected the education level in our society and we ask that more children are supported bearing in mind the fact that they are the future generation,” noted Makena.

By Andera Stanslaus


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