The Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management firm, Minet Kenya on Friday established a scholarship fund to provide financial support to deserving needy students through their secondary and tertiary education.
The Minet educational fund, which is managed by Nairobi Chapel Church run Logos Scholarship program, will cater for the full tuition fees for exemplary primary school graduates to pursue their secondary and university/tertiary education.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Minet Kenya, Sammy Muthui, supporting education is one of the key pillars of the company’s corporate social responsibility that will allow the beneficiaries have access to holistic education and impart them with the right skills, values, and mindset aimed at making them responsible and accountable citizens of this country.
“The goal of this program is to nurture and create social transformational leaders who will act as change agents within their communities and play a part in nation building and that’s why partnership with Nairobi Chapel is key for us,” he quipped, adding that the firm has set aside 30 million shillings to support social causes.
Mr. Muthui was speaking at a breakfast meeting organized jointly by Minet Kenya and Nairobi Chapel to pray for the first 10 beneficiaries of the Minet Kenya Scholarship Fund who were selected into the programme four years ago and who will be sitting for their 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
Speaking at the event, Nairobi Chapel Pastor Nick Korir said the beneficiaries will be trained not only on academics but also on other aspects like leadership, interpersonal skills, mentorship, communication and general ethics.
“We are grateful to Minet Kenya for coming to the aid of some of our bright students who might have difficulty in meeting their financial needs. We look forward to working together in promoting this collaboration to benefit more students in the future.”
Besides education, Minet Kenya supports 30 children at the Cerebral Society of Kenya and 30 young adults and children at the Ongata Rongai Special Home Care &Training Centre.
It is also supporting 22 football teams both boys and girls from diverse communities through its Futsal League aimed at exposing young people and tapping talents. It also supports a community rugby tournament, COMRAS as part of its youth development program.
“Our focus on education, healthcare and building sustainable communities is aimed at making a lasting and measurable impact in our world,” said Mr. Muthui.