Bright but needy students mostly orphans in Matulo ward, Webuye West constituency have something to smile about after a businessman paid their school fees.
Steve Kaiser Foundation has engaged in several community empowerment programs that have benefited community members.
They include building houses for widows, feeding the old people in the society, offering Christmas goodies and now paying school fees for needy cases in Secondary schools, colleges and universities.
The foundation Program’s director Isaac Wanjekeche says the foundation bursary is used to mostly compliment NG-CDF and the County ward bursary.
“We are not competing anybody but mostly helping orphans and other learners where NG-CDF hasn’t reached, we are just giving back to society through our small way,” said Wanjekeche.
Wanjekeche who is also a political commentator and a journalist stated that the Steve Kaiser Foundation will continue helping where possible so that those students who had dropped out of school are readmitted back to carry on with their education.
“The foundation through a survey realized that there are more orphans out there who are thirsty for education but the poverty level has led them to dropping out of school, some girls are even forced to get married at an early age, this is pathetic,” he said.
He said each of them benefitted from Sh5,000 each and it will be a continuous program that will ensure the beneficiaries will be monitored on their academic journey.
Malaha sub-location Assistant Chief Bramwel Juma said that the program and asked its funders to proceed with it.
“Am calling on students to in-turn work hard in school to motivate Mr.Kaiser and his partners to continue funding the program so that it can cover the entire constituency in future,”.
Ms Beatrice Sifuna a widow whose son schools at Chebosi boys in form one, could not hide her joy after getting the cheque from the foundation.
“Am a very happy mother, my son was almost dropping out of school because of my high poverty level, the bursary will help them meet their goals in life,” she said.