Kyeni Girls School Students Raise Ksh2 Million Fees For Needy Colleagues.
Students from Sacred Heart Kyeni Girls High School in Embu county raised Ksh2 million in a fund drive to pay for the fees of their less fortunate classmates.
Lenah Ngesa, the school principal, told Nation Africa on Saturday, June 25, that they were able to exceed their target after holding a Harambee at the institution yesterday (June 24).
She stated that the students were looking for 5 students whose parents could not afford to pay for their education.
Ngesa stated that the initiative would be continued to ensure that more needy students enrolled at the institution benefit from the funds.
“We want every child who gets admitted to this school to complete education and that is why we are supporting the girls’ initiative.
Some girls have serious challenges and the initiative by the students is most welcome.
“Students with the help of teachers, parents, friends and school sponsors have contributed enough money to sponsor the five needy learners fully for two years,” she stated.
The student leadership, for their part, stated that they were able to meet the Ksh2 million target through various initiatives such as selling sweets and handkerchiefs to their peers.
Esther Adasha, the Ambassadors of Mercy Club’s chairperson, revealed that they were motivated to pursue the initiative because they did not want their colleagues to drop out of school due to a lack of fees.
“It was our initiative. We formed the club with the assistance of teachers to help our colleagues who have challenges in paying school fees. We want to touch someone’s heart by doing good,” Adasha stated.
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The invited guest, Embu Catholic Bishop Paul Kariuki, urged other schools to follow in the footsteps of the students who decided to take action to prevent their classmates from dropping out.
“This is a great idea which the Church supports. The girls should keep up the spirit,” he stated.