BURSARY DAY: EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY MURANG’A CHILD
MURANG’A COUNTY BURSARY DAY
THEME: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY MURANG’A CHILD
Murang’a County Government today held the Bursary Day at the County Headquarters. The bursary program whose theme is “Equal Education Opportunity for Every Murang’a Child” targets orphaned students from Murang’a County in secondary school. This year, the program benefitted 150 students with each student receiving a total amount of ten thousand (10,000) shillings. The program initially received a boost of one million shillings from the Deputy President H.E. Rigathi Gachagua during the main County Bursary Day held on 26th January at Ihura Stadium. The county government later added to the kitty to ensure more students benefit. Under the bursary program, beneficiaries in day boarding schools received a total amount of two thousand (2000) shillings. Though education is not fully devolved, the county has taken the initiative to offer bursaries to Murang’a County learners to enhance access and quality of education in the county. The Murang’a County Governor H.E. Dr. Irungu Kangata who presided over the event also presented beneficiaries of the Kangata Care Health Care program with cheques amounting to a hundred thousand shillings (100,000) where the program covers the last expenses of the beneficiaries and the dependents of the program in case of demise. Further, the Governor announced the upcoming school feeding program for ECDE learners named “Murang’a County Uji Program.” Preparations are under way to launch the program which targets all the ECDE learners in the county.