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Karen Nyamu Foundation funds 12 needy students

By Sammy Waweru February 3rd, 2024 2 min read

Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu has undertaken to sponsor 17 bright but needy students from humble backgrounds who excelled in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

The politician, who’s private life has been subject of controvery in recent times, was reduced to tears when he met the students for a metorship program at the Senate.

She explained that the decision to invite the students alongside their parents and guardians to the Senate was aimed at mentoring them ahead of their journey in High School.

“I laud you for passing your exams and getting these scholarships,” she explained.

“My journey with you has just started. I will be meeting you and even visiting your schools so as to check on your education journey. I’ll also make time and visit you in your homes.”

Through the Karen Nyamu Foundation, the students were selected from different lower income residential areas in Nairobi. The Foundation has undertaken to meet their education needs for their entire stay in High School.

The students are drawn from Mathare, Kibra, Korogocho, Kiambiu, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Dandora and other informal settlements within Nairobi.

They will be joining some established learning institutions including Mary Hills Girls, Lavington Girls, Mang’u High School, Masinga Boys, St. Lucie Kiriri Girls, and TJ Kajwang Secondary school, among others.

The politician explained that her Foundation, in collaboration with partners, had spent Sh2 million for the students needs.

These include purchase of school uniforms, shopping, and school fees.

Nyamu added that the Foundation has been financing several youth in Nairobi acquire skills including  hairdressing, plumbing, plus other technical courses at different tertiary institutions.

With the runaway cost of living in the country, Parents in Kenya have struggled to place their children in school owing to an increase in fees and other needs.

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