Over 600 bright and needy students from Kamenu Ward in Thika constituency who were not sure that they could join secondary schools of their choice will attain their dreams after the area Member of County Assembly gave them bursaries.
Speaking to parents while issuing the bursary cheques, MCA Raphael Chege said that he had given out Shs.1.9 million to pay for the secondary education of all the needy students in Kamenu ward.
Mr Chege added that he has received an additional Shs.1 million to be distributed to all the students joining form one from the ward.
These bursaries, the MCA said will be given out next week once the process has been finalized.
“For day school students we have given them Shs.2, 000 each, boarding students Shs.3, 000 each, university students Shs.4, 000 and special needs students Shs.5, 000 each,” explained Chege.
He, however advised locals to be submitting their bursary forms in time once filled to avoid a last-minute rush and also collect cheques early to avoid taking stale cheques to schools.
“I would like to urge the parents to be good examples to their children as they grow up and support them with all they have for them to achieve their dreams,” he said.
He emphasized that the biggest inheritance a child can get from a parent is education and they ought to do their best to educate their children.
In addition to that, parents were counseled to learn how to let out their frustrations in a way that will protect their children’s attitude in life.
The parents were told to discipline their children and take full responsibility over their actions.
Mr. Moses Mwaura one of the parents thanked the MCA and the government at large for the good work they are doing because now their children will be able to go to school.
He expressed his continuous support to the government.
Another parent, Ms Priscilla Wanjira added that with the high cost of living the government is keen to help out the common mwananchi and she expressed her gratitude in that they are being helped out with the burden of school fees.
She thanks the government for providing solutions to their problems.
By Daniel Mugo