Optiven Foundation, the Soft Arm of Optiven Group has awarded scholarships worth over Kshs.3 million to students from over 11 counties, as part of this year’s Soaring Eagles Scholarship Programme (SESP). This follows a rigorous selection process, which seeks to identify bright and deserving students, who are subsequently offered a full scholarship for their secondary school studies. This scholarship fully caters for the beneficiaries’ school fees, full uniform sets, course books and termly shopping.
The year 2018 beneficiaries come from counties that include Garissa, Turkana, Baringo, Murang’a, Kajiado and Kirinyaga. Other counties include Kitui, Nyandarua, Nyeri and Migori. The students are also offered continuous mentorship, training and talent management, which is meant to expose them early enough, to huge career possibilities in their schooling journey.
“Here at Optiven Foundation, we acknowledge that Education is the premise of progress in every society. We are therefore extremely pleased to support these children who now have an opportunity to go to school and study and probably end up becoming great leaders in our society,” says Optiven Foundation’s Chairman and Trustee, Mr. George Wachiuri.
SESP has so far assisted hundreds of deserving Kenyan cases from poor family backgrounds across all the 47 Kenyan counties. Optiven Foundation looks forward to a more concerted approach to investment in education by the Kenyan Government and look forward to see higher allocations during the next Financial Year, probably even double of the Ksh 6.6 billion spend in the previous financial year, towards school infrastructure expansion and improvement
The Foundation has been involved in charitable works on the key areas of poverty alleviation, environmental protection, education, fighting hunger, gender equality and health. Its mission is to create visible transformation that positively impacts communities, partners and all other stakeholders through sustainable social-economic programs for generations to come.