It has been another busy January and Febrauary, with an overwhelming number of high school boys and girls seeking financial support to see them attend secondary school for the academic year of 2010. Both the new and continuing students were out to secure some support.
Two of the girls sponsored by TBI Bursary Fund.
Jackson Natebele, a Form 3 boy a student at AGC Lokichar School, informed me that he was anxious to submit his application because now more than ever he realized education was his very important: "I never realized how important education was because it cannot be wiped out by drought like our animals, which we rear for long and a few months of drought they are no more."
In Turkana where illiteracy levls are high, TBI has sponsored over 200 students in the 2010 academic year, with both partial and full scholarships. With students ranging from national schools (outside Turkana District), to district schools, a contribution to the alleviation of poverty through education.
Last year my first visit to the Rockefeller University in New York, I walked into one of the buildings, and saw the words "Science to Benefit Humanity." These words have never been truer as i seal the letters addressed to head teachers informing them of the fee payments and the student beneficiaries. The bursary scholarships are a role played by Science to Benefit Humanity among an especially needy community.