Umoja Foundation’s sponsorship initiative has offered a ray of hope to over two hundred pupils in Kisumu, providing them with full scholarships to join secondary schools across the country. The initiative comes as a timely relief for the students, considering that official Form 1 admissions are approaching completion.
Umoja Foundation Director Leonard Otiende announced that the organization has successfully enrolled more than 215 students in various schools within Kisumu County, including Lwak Girls, Mawego Girls, Chulaimbo Boys, and Sinyolo Girls, among others.
Leonard Otiende emphasized that the primary goal of the program is to sponsor needy and orphaned students, ensuring that all their educational needs are met throughout their studies. Speaking during the admission of over 50 pupils in Chulaimbo Boys and Sinyolo Girls, he called on well-wishers to step forward and provide additional support, acknowledging the overwhelming number of vulnerable pupils seeking assistance to join secondary school.
Parents, guardians, and the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude for the Umoja Foundation’s program, pledging to strive for excellence at an individual level to ensure the pupils achieve outstanding results. Samwel Okwemba, Deputy Principal of Chulaimbo Boys, highlighted that students under the scholarship program consistently achieve stellar results. He cited the example of a top student who scored A- in the previous year’s KCSE examinations and was a beneficiary of the program.