“I’ve wanted to join the army ever since I was a little child. It’s not only because my father is a private security officer, but I also admired how smart soldiers looked in uniform and enjoyed watching their marching drills. I began by joining the Scouts movement at a young age and ten years from now I want to join the army.”– Evans Ochieng.
“I want to become a civil engineer ten years from today. I will continue to work hard in school and do everything I can to make my dream come true and make the company proud.”– Alvin Mogaka.
Amidst all the trials and tribulations (and funny memes) that January always seems to bring, it warms your heart whenever you’re able to help put a smile on someone’s face. We have enjoyed the beginning of every year since 2014 for the same reason: the Securex Scholarship Scheme award ceremony! And this year’s celebration was no different. We got to share inspiring moments with five deserving students and to listen to them share their hopes and dreams beyond high school.
As part of the 4th annual Securex Scholarship Scheme, five students who have a parent who has worked for the company as a guard for at least 10 years, are awarded with a comprehensive sponsorship package that covers their school fees for their entire secondary school curriculum.
This year’s top candidate, Eugene Ochieng, scored an impressive 379 marks and will be proceeding to Agoro Sare Secondary School in Homa Bay County next week! The other students who also got recognised for their academic excellence were Faith Atyang (Moi Girls High School-Isinya), Abigail Wamboi (Shikunga High School), Alvin Mogaka (Upper Hill School, and Justah Wangui (Moi Girls High School-Kamangu).
Interestingly enough, while the boys want to either join the army or become an engineer, all the ladies said they want to become doctors ten years from today. As the Securex Chief Executive Officer Tony Sahni noted in his address, the company is proud of their academic achievements and looks forward to supporting them throughout high school.
“This is one of my best days of the year, when I get to see smiling, reassuring faces of happy children and parents who all deserve to be recognised for their excellence,” Mr. Sahni noted.
“I would like to assure you that Securex will walk with you (the children) every step of the way for the next four years. Please keep up the good work through high school because we will be keeping an eye on your academic progress each term.”
Mr. Sahni was also keen to note that the first beneficiaries of the scheme in 2014 are now in form four, announcing that the company was already working on ensuring the candidates get adequate support and guidance during their final year and even beyond their secondary school education.
“I am happy to note that our scholarship program is no longer in its infancy stage; indeed this is the fourth edition since we began in 2014. The first children to benefit from the scheme are now in form four and this has called for us to become innovative to ensure we do all we can to help secure these young ones’ future. We are conceptualizing an internship program, which will see the children work with Securex over their holidays and after they join university as well. We will do all we can to help guide the children to make the right career choices beyond their high school education.”
One of our future doctors, Faith Atyang, voiced her appreciation to the company for the sponsorship and her excitement at beginning a new chapter in her life as she joins Moi Girls-Isinya.
“I am very grateful to the company for sponsoring me. Ten years from today I want to be a flying doctor, to treat people, and help my nation. I am very excited to be joining form one in a week and I promise to score A’s throughout until my K.C.S.E exam in four years’ time.”
Congratulations to our class of 2017!