How Safaricom Foundation is Changing Lives Through its Sponsorship Program

By Rahab Mbiriti / April 15, 2019



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The Safaricom Foundation has made a strategic decision to focus on three key thematic areas; health, education, and economic empowerment.

The scholarship program under the Safaricom Foundation has sponsored students from diverse backgrounds.

15-year-old Patrick Munene is one of the beneficiaries of Safaricom’s secondary school scholarship program. Born in Tharaka Nithi County in a family of four children, Patrick was fortunate to land the sponsorship by Safaricom after he scored 315 marks in his KCPE.

Patrick’s story hasn’t been rosy all through. His parents separated in 2004 forcing the family to relocate quite a few times before settling in Timau, Laikipia County. His mother later passed on in 2015 and his sister Caroline Kaarie took up the role of his guardian.

Caroline says it was really tough taking up the responsibility of raising Patrick and her other siblings. She encouraged Patrick to study hard in school in the hopes of landing a scholarship or find a well-wisher who would fund his secondary school studies.

“I thank my primary school teacher, Mrs. Mutea because she believed in me and really encouraged me to apply for the Safaricom sponsorship program.” Says Patrick.

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Patrick says he was offered two sponsorship opportunities, one by Safaricom and another by a missionary program in his church. He says he decided to go with Safaricom’s sponsorship because according to him, he believes that Safaricom can help him achieve his dream of becoming a Meteorologist.

Safaricom Foundation has sponsored his education in secondary school and he has since joined St Augustine Sirima Secondary school.

The sponsorship program pays Patrick’s school fees in full. Patrick says that Safaricom gave him a 25,000 shillings Naivas voucher to cater for his essentials shopping for his first term in secondary school.

“I am very grateful to Safaricom because, without this sponsorship, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to join secondary school.” Says Patrick.

Patrick hopes to score a minimum of a B+ in his KCSE and pursue a degree in Meteorology at Kenyatta University.





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