Dr. SK Macharia helps pay school fees for 50 needy students


Dr. SK Macharia helps pay school fees for 50 needy students

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  • Royal Media Services Chairman Dr. S.K Macharia on Friday helped offset school fees for 50 needy students of Thogoto Teachers Training College.
  • Dr. Macharia, who was the guest of honour during the institution's 68th graduation ceremony, surprised the students and parents when he said he was donating Ksh.20,000 to each of the student's school fees as a way of helping them offset their outstanding bills.

Royal Media Services Chairman Dr. S.K Macharia on Friday helped offset school fees for 50 needy students of Thogoto Teachers Training College.

Dr. Macharia, who was the guest of honour during the institution’s 68th graduation ceremony, surprised the students and parents when he said he was donating Ksh.20,000 to each of the student’s school fees as a way of helping them offset their outstanding bills.

“About 50 students have not completed paying their school fees… I have made a contribution of Ksh.20,000 for 50 students, that is one million shillings to help pay their school fees…,” said Dr. Macharia to a thunderous applause.

The RMS chairman used his own life story to help encourage the students that they can overcome whatever circumstances are currently facing them in life.

A trained teacher, Dr. Macharia narrated the story of how he received a scholarship to go and study in the USA but since his father couldn’t raise the required Ksh.4,000, he was left behind.

“My father sold everything and he only managed to raise Ksh.1200 and so I was left,” he told the students.

After a while, he was introduced to an Indian businessman who helped acquire an American visa and a plane ticket but instead of getting him on a plane to America, he put him on a bus and ended up in America 4 months later.

He would later get a job as a sweeper for Boeing for seven of the eight years he was in America.

“I went to Washington University and was then recruited by the Kenya government to come back and work for the Ministry of Local Government,” he recalled.

Dr. Macharia singled out a student whom he awarded Ksh.100,000 for what he said was her amazing talent. The student was the lead in a Kikuyu Mwomboko traditional dance and Dr. Macharia was then informed that she is not Kikuyu.

 

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