In a heartwarming gesture, Chief Principal Julius Ndirangu of Kabarnet High School has offered a full scholarship to Edmond Kiprono Katengi, a bright but financially disadvantaged student. This compassionate act follows the Baringo Journalists Association’s spotlight on the 14-year-old, who arrived at the school with only his admission letter and his grandmother.
Recognition of the Plight
Addressing the press in his office, Principal Ndirangu expressed his appreciation for the journalists’ initiative in bringing attention to Edmond’s situation. He urged society to remain vigilant for children from humble backgrounds who may be at risk of missing out on education, contributing to the growing issue of school dropouts.
Commitment to Social Responsibility
Principal Ndirangu emphasized the school’s commitment, facilitated through its Board of Management (BoM), to fulfill its mandate of assisting economically disadvantaged students. This scholarship aligns with the school’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), reflecting a dedication to creating opportunities for those who may not have access to quality education.
Success Stories and University Opportunities
The Chief Principal highlighted previous instances where students from similar backgrounds have benefited from the school’s support and have successfully gained admission to reputable universities within and beyond the country. This underscores the transformative impact of providing educational opportunities to deserving but underprivileged students.
Swift Community Response
Baringo County Commissioner Sangolo Kutwa played a pivotal role in promptly assisting Edmond with purchasing personal effects. Stressing the importance of embracing education, Kutwa called on the community to support needy children, emphasizing that education is the key to a brighter future.
Community Leaders’ Call to Action
The administrator urged local leaders to actively contribute to supporting underprivileged children, reinforcing the belief that education is a collective responsibility. This call to action emphasizes the need for community involvement and collaboration in ensuring that every child, regardless of their economic background, has the chance to pursue education and build a promising future.