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JKF gives scholarships worth Kshs. 21 million in 2012


The JKF 2012 Form one bursary beneficiaries, Teachers, Parents and guardians and invited guests were on Wednesday 28 th February 2012 treated to a party hosted at the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation grounds during the launch of the scholarship program.

The Chief Guest was the French Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Etienne De Poncins. Other guests were Prof. Godia Ag.PS Ministry of Education, Mr. Jacob Murigi chairman of the JKF Board of Directors, Mrs. Nancy Karimi Managing Director JKF, Dr. Tom Musili -Chairman, Computer for Schools, Mr. Mwahi Kihu, Chairman Amalgamated Chama limited. Francophone official, Mr. Clay Frey, JKF Board of Directors, JKF Management and Staff.


Also present were Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Scholarship Beneficiaries Association (JKFSBA) members led by Mr. Osman Mohamed who gave a moving testimony of how JKF gave him a shot at an education that enabled him attend University in London. He recounted a heartwarming account of how JKF plucked him from the remote regions of Northern Kenya and through its bursary scheme enabled him gain admission to a secondary school in Kenya. He challenged the 2012 beneficiaries to excel in their studies and give back to JKF by joining the JKFSBA. "For you who have an opportunity, please make use of it and know that it's not free. You must pay through hard work," he said   

Mrs. Nancy Karimi, JKF's Managing Director congratulated the new students for having been granted scholarship as the next JKF beneficiaries. She further gave the challenge the Foundation faces during the selection as JKF receives overwhelming requests. In 2012 JKF received over 3000 requests but because of finances, the Foundation was only able to support 320 form ones who will join other 1500 students who are already on the program. She urged parents and teachers to support JKF in buying books because by so doing the foundation can sponsor even more students. Mrs. Karimi further stated that JKF has seen many of its beneficiaries joining universities with good grades.

The chairman Mr. Jacob Mwirigi in his speech urged students to work hard and count themselves lucky because many were not able to join secondary school because of lack of school fees and so use the opportunity to study hard to attain best grades.


                                                      The JKF Managing Director Mrs. Nancy Karimi, MBS addresses the function




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