Hopes for Cynthia Tallam, a 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE Candidate who had missed her place at Butere Girls’ High School and opted for a Day Secondary School in Eldama Ravine, has been rekindled by Skyline Sacco Society Ltd after she was offered a full scholarship.
The 14-year-old girl, had scored 387 marks out of the possible 500, is set to join Uzalendo School in Eldama Ravine on a four-year scholarship program that would cater for her fees and upkeep.
Her elated parents Mr. Reuben Tallam and Mrs. Evaline Jeptum, who had accompanied their child to pick the scholarship award letter, said that the opportunity has come as a miracle as they had lost hope of taking their child to a school of her choice owing to their humble background.
Skyline Chief Executive Officer CEO Allan Mitei, said that the program benefits one bright but needy student every year, noting that the program is one of the Sacco’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiatives founded in 2020.
“We are happy to have rekindled the dreams of Cynthia by offering her a full scholarship. Right now, we have two students at Uzalendo School on full scholarship and by the end of four years, we will be having four students under this program,” said the CEO. Hinting that the scholarship program would expand in future to accommodate more bright but needy students.
He further said that the Sacco partners with Uzalendo School in identifying eligible candidates for the program where they then pick the most deserving one from the list given after doing home visits for verification.
Uzalendo School Head Mr. John Kipkapto, who was also present during the brief ceremony at the Skyline Sacco CEO’s office, said that the girl has a bright future as the school has been among the top three in the County taking more than 50% of its candidates to public Universities.
The girl who hopes to become a neurosurgeon someday, vowed not to disappoint her sponsor and her parents who sees her as the family’s hope.
By Faith Jepngetich