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170 deserving students awarded secondary school scholarships
Published on : 2012-02-03
HBEF is happy to announce that 170 deserving students from across the country, now have the opportunity to further their education thanks to its secondary school scholarship programme.
In accordance with the Fund’s criteria to support only those who are academically talented and needy, 170 boys and girls from across the eight (8) provinces of Kenya have each been awarded 4-Year education scholarships based on their academic performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE is a certificate awarded to students after completing the approved eight-year course in primary education in Kenya and the gateway to secondary school). The beneficiaries are enrolled into various National and Provincial Secondary Schools across the country.
Our sincere gratitude goes out to all our individual and corporate donors for their confidence in the work of our Fund and generous support. The scholarship beneficiaries will benefit not only from payment of school fees but also material, medical, leadership training and psychosocial support.
HBEF was founded by Chris Mburu and other successful Kenyan professionals from Githunguri area as agive-back gesture to their community.The Fund is named in honor and gratitude to Swedish benefactors who ran a charitable education initiativein Githunguri from 1969 through the 70s. One such benefactor, Hilde Back, sponsored Chris Mburu’s (the Fund's founder)education in the 1970s under the Swedish Sponsorship Programme. To date, HBEF has supported 350 children access education at both Primary and Secondary school level, across all eight (8) Provinces of Kenya..
HBEF’s secondary school education scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Eligible students are advised to look out for the call for applications for the 2013 Scholarship Awards in the local dailies.
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