A Foundation in Nyamira county has awarded 18 scholarships to needy and qualified students joining secondary schools ,colleges and universities.
One of the beneficiaries of the over sh. 0.5 million scholarships, included Lydiah Kwamboka ,who had separated with her husband upon joining form one, four years ago.
The mother of three said because of her poor family background she was forced to be married even after qualifying to join form one.
When Kwamboka resolved to join form one,the husband walked out and got himself another wife prompting her to move out.
Swanya Foundation had since offered over 200 scholarships to bright children from poor families some who had completed their university education and were employed in competitive fields.
Launching the scholarships programme at Rigoma in Kitutu Masaba constituency,the Foundation’s director, Victor Swanya urged Kenyans to support it and bail out vulnerable children in society.
He observed that strengthening the ‘’Building Bridges Initiative’’ will see development realized in all sectors of the economy grow in the counties and the country.
A nominated Nyamira county assembly MCA, Hezinah Mokua , a former beneficiary commended the Foundation for assisting her study and train as a journalist.
Hezinah disclosed she was taking care of Kwamboka’s three children to enable her complete her studies.