One hundred and one bright, needy students have a reason to smile after Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) awarded them Education Scholarships for the year 2022 through its philanthropic arm, the KenGen Foundation, to further their education.
The scholarships were awarded to Secondary and University education, with fifty-seven issued to Secondary School students whilst forty-three went to University students during the 7th KenGen Annual mentorship event at St. George’s Primary School in Nairobi.
The scholarship is part of KenGen Corporate Social Investment where education is a key pillar, geared towards empowering the communities within which the Company operates through sponsoring bright, needy students to further their education.
Speaking during the awards ceremony, the Chief Guest,KenGen Board Chairman, General Samson Mwathethe, in a speech read on his behalf by Board Member, Winnie Pertet, lauded the students’ efforts in pursuing excellence and emphasized discipline as a key factor in their education prosperity.
“Let me further appeal to you to avoid being victims of social decadence that has gripped our institutions of learning and destroyed many young lives. Those among you who fall for such unfortunate behaviour face the risk of losing this scholarship, for as you are aware, it comes with your promise and commitment to be a well-disciplined and exemplary student throughout your period of study,”he added.
KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, while reiterating the Chairman’s comments also commended the students for the sterling performance and encouraged them to keep it up.
“By awarding you the KenGen Education Scholarship, you are distinguished because you have demonstrated that you have the commitment, strength and determination to move forward. The KenGen Education Scholarships is here to help you and those who aspire for life-changing education to reach their potential. This will be your ticket to new professional opportunities and to new and exciting life journeys,” she said.