Bumula Mp launched the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) bursary kitty in a colourful event.
The launch of the bursary kitty that is meant to benefit the bright but needy students in high school and universities took place at Musakasa Technical Training Institute in Siboti Ward on February 28, 2020.
A whooping Sh25 million bursary kitty targets at benefitting learners drawn from the expansive Constituency.
The area Mp stated that the cash was meant to help the bright but needy students to stay in school.
“I can’t manage to pay your entire fees but we supplement on top of what your parents and guardians can get, this funds are meant that you stay in school,” he added.
The law maker challenged the beneficiaries to work hard so that they can in turn help in changing the community.
“You are responsible for your own and the community’s future, you are our light therefore continue shining high, these funds will help in bridging the gap that would have seen you drop out of school or college, i personally treasure education,” he said.
Mwambu also vowed to award bursaries to day school students saying they make a pool of the poor who couldn’t proceed to big schools due to fees challenges.
“To the students, it is self discipline, a product of self education that will position you to get what you want in life, everybody has a life. I will endeavour to touch that life that has a sense of direction,” he said.
Bungoma County Teachers Service Commission director Mr. Ibrahim Adan who was the chief guest emphasized the role of teachers,parents,students and government in ensuring success of learners and schools,calling on each party to play their role effectively.
“I have experience in education. You should know your role as a stakeholder towards realising success,” Adan said.
The kitty will see more than five thousand beneficiaries access the funds aimed at cutting the fees burden.