1000 top KCPE performers head to secondary school under ‘Wings to Fly’ program


1000 top KCPE performers head to secondary school under 'Wings to Fly' program
Beneficiaries of Equity's 'Wings to Fly' program during the commissioning at Kenyatta University on January 4, 2019.

In Summary

  • The beneficiaries were flagged off for the secondary education after a tough selection process from a list of 20,000 applicants.
  • Speaking during the commissioning at Kenyatta University on Friday, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed asked the scholars to make the best of the opportunity and help those in similar situations in future.

One thousand bright students from poor families are now heading to various secondary schools courtesy of the Equity Wings to Fly program.

The beneficiaries were flagged off for the secondary education after a tough selection process from a list of 20,000 applicants.

Speaking during the commissioning at Kenyatta University on Friday, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed asked the scholars to make the best of the opportunity and help those in similar situations in future.

“Please don’t be complacent… do your best and aim to conquer and scale the heights to great success. Every generation owes a debt to the next… we are paying our debt now, you will have to pay your debt in a few years to come,” said CS Amina.

Since inception, 10,084 students have cleared secondary education; 8,062 of whom have since joined universities while 2,022 are in technical and vocational training institutions.

Beneficiaries of the program are also mentored in leadership and, according to Equity Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James Mwangi, there has been a 100% transition from school to work.

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