Friday 3rd January 2020 saw the addition of eight new beneficiaries to the Securex’ annual scholarship program, bringing the total number of students that have gone through the scheme to 38. Awardees will have their tuition fees catered for through the entirety of their secondary school curriculum.
The event saw hard work bearing fruit for the students, all of whom were visibly excited and happy. Speaking during the awards ceremony held at the Securex 9Riverside Headquarters Faith Nyokabi stated that she was overwhelmed and spoke of her gratitude for the opportunity to further her learning. Isaac Okiro was equally excited and thankful for supporting him in his quest to achieving his dreams of being an architect.
An elated Jacob Ojijo, whose son Gregory Ochieng Otieno scored 388 marks to secure admission to Tenwek High School noted that the Initiative was a relief to him. Mr. Moses Okiro who has been an employee of Securex Agencies Limited for 25 years expressed his appreciation to the company’s chairman and CEO for their continuous effort to recognize the officers, which motivates them to even work harder and demonstrates the Securex culture of “We Are Family”.
While giving the keynote address during the ceremony, Securex C.E.O Tony Sahni was quick to laud the students for their hard work.
“To the stars of today’s show, our dear children, the heartiest of congratulations to you for your hard work and stellar performance in your K.C.P.E exams,” said Mr. Sahni.
The CEO gave the students a chance to share their ambitions with the attendees. Asked what he’d like to be, John Valentine Wangila had no hesitation stating that he aims to become a neurosurgeon in order to save lives while a visibly excited Caleb Nyamisi hopes to become a journalist so that he tells the stories of Kenya. Other students who formed the Class of 2019 were Matandi Musa (399 marks) and Danson Juma (394 marks).
Mr. Sahni went on to urge the students to maintain the same hunger for success throughout their high school curriculum, assuring the students of the company’s commitment towards ensuring that they have every chance of achieving their dreams.
“You have all told us your hopes and dreams, and in that I see desire and ambition unbound. Thank you for allowing us to share this warm moment with you. Now that you have all promised to keep shining in high school; here is my promise to you: We will do whatever it takes, whatever we can, to see your dreams come to pass.”
Given that the scholarship scheme also doubles as an employee recognition program, Mr. Sahni was full of appreciation for the role that the parents played; not only in the students’ lives but also in the growth of the brand.
Mr. Sahni concluded by outlining the firm’s plans to expand and enrich the scheme, ensuring continuity even beyond the student’s K.C.S.E exams in four years’ time.
Congratulations to our class of 2020, go forth and continue the greatness!