A 14 years old girl’s dream of joining secondary school will now be realized after receiving a scholarship from Cooperative Bank Foundation.
Speaking while handing over the scholarship to Naomi Senya, Bungoma County Executive member in charge of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Beryl Mutekhele commended the Cooperative Bank for the scholarship.
She asked Naomi to work hard to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor considering her humble background. She said so far 25 students have benefitted from this scholarship in Bungoma County.
Naomi is a former pupil of Watwang’a primary school and she scored 374 marks out of the possible 500 marks in last year’s KCPE.
Naomi’s father, Patrick Senya who has three wives and 21 children is unable to pay for her fees and cater for her shopping.
Naomi’s story was highlighted in the media last week forcing the county to step in and assist her as she has been admitted at St. Cecilia Nangina Girls High School in Busia County.
Naomi thanked Cooperative Bank Foundation and the county government of Bungoma for the scholarship which will enable her achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.
“I am so delighted to receive this scholarship and I promise to work hard to become a doctor I also thank all those who contributed money towards my shopping to enable me go to school,” said Naomi,”she said .