Username Investment Ltd. recently donated Sh500,000 in support of needy but bright students sponsored under the Affecto Foundation.
The event was held at Affecto Foundation Head Office in Ruiru.
“For 4 years now, Username Investments has partnered with Affecto Foundation to support needy and bright students to access quality education. This year, we have committed to sponsoring the program with Kshs 500,000 in order to empower more students to access secondary education, a basic need in this century,” Reuben Kimani, CEO, of Username Investments said.
He spoke while issuing the cheque to Ndungu Nyoro, Founder, of Affecto Foundation.
“This financial support goes a long way in complimenting the government’s effort to attain a 100% transition rate from primary to secondary level,” he added.
The funds will be used to cater for school fees and other expenses incurred by students when joining Form One.
“A total of 1,233,852 candidates sat for KCPE in 2022 and they all qualify for admission to Form One. However, with the prevailing economic conditions among other factors, we still experience candidates risking missing out on secondary education due to lack of fees,” Reuben added.
Whereas some cases are highlighted by the media, many cases do not see the light of day. As a company, we are happy to partner with Affecto Foundation and reach out to these students and fulfil their dreams.”
Speaking during the event, Ndungu Nyoro, Founder of Affecto Foundation thanked Username Investments for consistently believing in Affecto’s mission of rescuing students who come from less privileged backgrounds but perform well in their primary school examinations.