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Pro-Poor programme to boost education standards in Kitui County- DG Kanani

Kitui Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani on Wednesday said the County government will fund the education of poor students to the tune of Sh.120 million.
The 24 beneficiaries of Wings to Fly programme pose for a photo with Kitui Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani and Kitui Equity Bank branch manager Francis Mbindyo./MWINGI TIMES CORRESPONDENT 

He said his boss Julius Malombe was commited to support needy students from across the county through the Pro-poor programme.

“In the 2022/2023 supplementary budget, the county has allocated Sh. 120 million to support needy learners in efforts to boost education standards in the county,” said Kanani.

He said this week the county government will conclude the public participation exercise on the Pro-poor programme that is scheduled to take place at the village level and ward headquarters.

The Deputy Governor spoke at AIC Kitui Township when he presided over the flagging off of this year’s Wings to Fly program supported by the Equity Bank.

Twenty four bright and needy students from different parts of Kitui County have been picked for the Wings to Fly programme.

Kitui Equity Bank branch Manager, Francis Mbindyo, said this year's Equity Group Foundation (EGF) in partnership with Equity Bank and KFW of German will offer 1,000 wings to fly comprehensive secondary school scholarships in Kenya.

He said the beneficiaries must be bright learners from financially challenged backgrounds who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam in 2022 and scored 350 marks and above.

The occasion was graced by community members who serve in the community scholarship selection boards as well as parents and guardians as well as teachers.


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