“We are very grateful for the opportunity that you have given us, and we will not let you down when we join Form One. I will better my grade when I do my K.C.S.E in four years’ time, and from there I want to be a doctor,” Stephen Figoh (Beneficiary of the Securex Scholarship Scheme, Class of 2018)
On Friday, 12/01/2018, we felt blessed to meet and award five deserving students with comprehensive scholarships that will cover their expenses throughout their high school curriculum. The ceremony, presided over by Chairman Kishorilal Sahni and Executive Director Anju Sahni, was the 5th since we launched the scholarship scheme in 2014.
This year, our top student was Stephen Morris Figoh, who scored an impressive 385 marks out of a possible 500. Stephen was the top student from Maandani Primary School in Kaloleni, and will be joining Ribe Boys High School. Our other beneficiaries were Kevin Oketch (St. Peter’s Mumias Boys High School), Brian Wekulo (Butere Boys High School), Ibrahim Joseph (Miathene Boys High School) and Evans Wanjala (Kivaywa High School).
The Securex Scholarship Scheme was started four years ago and is an internal employee recognition scheme meant to reward some of the long-serving members of our uniformed section whose children excelled in their K.C.P.E exams. This certainly wasn’t lost on our Chairman, who lauded the parents’ efforts in juggling their social and professional responsibilities well.
“Your loyalty to the cause has not gone unnoticed. You are today setting an amazing example, not just for your children, but for your co-workers and everyone else seated here. All of you have served with us for 11 years or more, and for that I am grateful beyond measure,” Mr. Sahni said.
Our Head of Human Resource, Festus Korir, encouraged the kids to dream big but continue putting in the effort to achieve their goals.
“In here, we have doctors, pilots and engineers. We have little ones with big dreams to sit on top of the world one day. Dare to dream, dare to fly, but remember that a dream which isn’t backed up by a plan and action will remain just that-a pipe dream,” Mr. Korir added.
Two of the students, Stephen and Ibrahim, said that they wanted to be doctors in future, while Kevin and Brian aspire to become pilots. We will certainly do everything in our power to help them satisfy their ambition, and this goes beyond simply paying for their fees.
“Last year, we completed our first cycle of the Securex Scholarship Scheme, with our Class of 2014 sitting for their exams last year. Over the past four years we have learnt lessons which we will use to improve the scheme, especially by stepping up how we monitor and mentor our young ones,” Mr. Korir went on.
“We will be meeting you regularly, hold your hand and walk with you through this next journey in your lives.”
Stephen Figoh, a 14-year old gifted with confidence and wisdom beyond his years, had this parting shot for his fellow students:
“Put God first, and concentrate on your studies above all else. You can’t go wrong from there. I won’t just maintain my grade in high school, but I will improve on it. Wait and see!”
Congratulations once again to our class of 2018, go forth and do us proud (again)!