Kirinyaga Woman Representative Njeri Maina has stepped up her philanthropy by sponsoring full secondary school education for 100 needy students in her county.
The lawmaker told the press on Thursday that the students’ education will be facilitated by Tupange Kesho na Masomo which is part of her larger philanthropic work under the banner Tupange Kesho.
The students were picked from 20 wards within the county.
“In that program, we are fully sponsoring 100 orphans from underprivileged families for their form 1 to form 4 education across all 20 wards in Kirinyaga County,” the MP said in a statement.
Kirinyaga Woman Representative Njeri Maina at a past TV interview
“It also includes a mentorship program with more than 30% of our beneficiaries joining form one,” she stated adding that she launched the program during her last bursary issuance on in August last year.
We already have active beneficiaries currently in school.
Maina further revealed that beneficiaries drawn from humble backgrounds will be entitled to a shopping package of Ksh5,000.
The MP has been doing charity work for several years. In May 2023, the lawmaker issued bursaries to over 500 orphans, specially-abled children and children from underprivileged families in the county.
“I want to commend our National Government Affirmative Action Fund coordinator and his committee for a job well executed,” she celebrated at the time.
While releasing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results in November, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu announced that all the 1.4 million candidates who sat for the exam will be proceeding to secondary school.
Only 8,525 candidates were able to score 400 marks and above, with 352,782 students scoring between 300 and 399 marks.
The majority of pupils scored between 200 to 299 marks with 658,278 candidates falling into that category.
Some 383,025 candidates scored between 100 to 199 marks with the rest of the candidates scoring below 100 marks.
MP Njeri Maina issues bursaries in August 2023.