Bursaries are integral in breaking down the barriers for studying. Many times, figuring out how to finance their education is the biggest cause of stress for parents and students, which in turn distracts students from focusing on their studies.
The County Government of Tharaka Nithi established an effective bursary scheme to help address the concerns of some students who feel they may not be able to finance their years of study.
There should be no reason for financial worries to present a barrier to studying.
Out of 10,323 bursary applicants in this Financial year, 5,159 needy students across the county successfully benefited.
The program entailed a rigorous exercise synergized between leaders at the ward level, community representatives, our three NG-CDF offices, as well as bursary committees across the county.
Needy day and boarding secondary school students, University and college institutions’ students awarded will continue to benefit coming financial years where we are committed to increase the kitty from Kshs 20M this FY to Kshs 50M FY 2020/21, which would also see more needy students benefit.