Wings To Fly Sets New Conditions For One To Be Sponsored
Wings to fly to stop sponsoring students who are not disciplined. The scholarship covers school fees, shopping, transportation and pocket money.
However, apart from scoring Equity Wings to Fly has warned that it will stop sponsoring any student involved in misconduct and indiscipline in schools.
Speaking during the commissioning of 422 student beneficiaries at Garissa University, Equity Bank Marketing Director David Nyamu said that out of every 11 students who applied, only one was selected.
“We will cooperate with the concerned government authorities to ensure that we take action on any student with cases of indiscipline and give slots to other needy students,” he said.
Nyamu urged the students to practice good conduct and a high standard of discipline.
It is a God-given opportunity for the beneficiaries as so many vulnerable children had applied for the program and missed out on the slots,” he said.
We do not want to hear that students under this program are being abused in schools.
Garissa Township Deputy County Commissioner Solomon Komen urged students to always consult with the bank before transferring to other schools to ensure that their fees are distributed to their new schools.
Komen said the government would not hesitate to take action against any student involved in illegal activities.
On his part, Garissa County Education Director Hussain Ali called for more slots in the coming years, especially for areas with high poverty levels.
The slots allotted to this county are not enough as the people of this area are nomadic and have lost most of their livestock due to recurrent droughts, Ali said.
This year, Wings is fully sponsoring 37,000 students for their secondary education through the Elimu Scholarship Program to fly in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The comprehensive scholarship covers school fees, shopping, transportation and pocket money for selected students.