A Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Homa-Bay Town Constituency has initiated a project that will improve access to education by vulnerable learners in the region.
The CBO, dubbed ‘Radiro Mochich’, is aimed at ensuring that vulnerable children in the region get access to basic education to enable them achieve their academic dreams.
Speaking during the disbursement of bursary cheques, the organisations’ Co-oordinator, Paul Mbori, said that over 200 students were each awarded Sh2,000.
He encouraged the beneficiaries to work hard in their studies as they looked for other ways of assisting them so as to avoid missing classes.
Mbori said that they started the initiative after realising that most vulnerable children including orphans from less fortunate families always missed their classes for being sent home for school fees.
He urged well-wishers to come forward and join them so as to help more vulnerable students who are not able to afford school fees.
“I urge well-wishers to assist the vulnerable students by giving them monetary assistance.”
The Organization leader urged some of the students who benefitted from the kitty to work hard in school to meet their academic goals and assist their parents.
On her part, one of the beneficiaries from Rabuor Masawa Secondary School, Odipo Faith thanked the organisation for the bursaries they received and promised to work hard.
“We are very grateful to Radiro Mochich for the help they have given us and we can now learn without being sent for fees,” Faith said.
By Viola Atieno and Davis Langat