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Congratulations to the 655 Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholars

Congratulations to the 655 Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholars

Congratulations to the 655 Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholars
THE NEED

Educational inequality remains a major barrier in the realization of people’s potential within the country. A good education is critical to improving income, employment and enterprise opportunities.

Despite the fact that primary school education is compulsory and free with secondary Education being further subsided, children from disadvantaged backgrounds continue to miss school due to financial or academic problems. The transition from primary school to secondary school is difficult for many with a marked overall drop out of about 40%.

Kenya has made progress over the past few decades in making higher education more accessible. However, disparities persist in student access to colleges and universities. These disparities limit work and life opportunities for needy students.

"A good education is critical to improving income, employment and enterprise opportunities. Lack of a good educational foundation leads to disparities which limit work and life opportunities for needy students."

OUR APPROACH

Our approach anchors on the need to ensure that our beneficiaries learn in a supportive environment that motivates them towards achieving their dream careers while giving back to the community. Core Initiatives of our interventions include:

  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Forums for Life Skills Training
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Community Service
OUR IMPACT

Launched in the year 2007, Co-operative Bank Foundation has supported 4,825 students to date. This year, the foundation gave 655 scholarships to pupils who completed their primary education but were unable to pursue secondary education due to financial constraints. Out of this new intake of 655, 420 were awarded by the bank’s Regional Delegates’ Forums and the remaining 235 scholarships, were awarded by the 47 County Governments, 5 from each. The scholarship caters for tuition, school uniform and books.

The foundation offers 28 university scholarships to the top performing students every year. Other than tuition and accommodation, the students are offered opportunities for internship to work in the bank and for community service.

Program Impact at a Glance
  • 6,825 students have been Supported through Secondary Education since the inception of the program
  • 2,620 Secondary School Students are currently being supported
  • 215 students have been supported through University since the inception of the program
  • 156 students have been supported through the Co-operative Bank University Scholarship Program
  • 152 University students currently participating in Vocational Internships at Co-operative Bank

THE 655 CO-OP BANK
FOUNDATION SCHOLARS EVENT

Growth in agriculture… is there anything cool for the youth?

  • Co-op Bank Foundation Induction and Mentorship Workshop

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Pre-University Induction

  • 655 needy students to benefit from Co-op Bank scholarships

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  • 5,900 students benefit from Co-op Bank scholarships

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Co-op Foundation… Making a Difference

OUR PARTNERS
  • Yusudi
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
  • MoneyGram Foundation