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As shared by George Wachiuri (Optiven Foundation Trustee).
A wise man once described true charity as a desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense. Today, I can attest that there is no better satisfaction in life than to engage in deliberate acts of charity. As Optiven Foundation (the soft arm of Optiven Group) we were recently delighted as we awarded scholarships worth over Kshs3 million to students, for their first term 2018, from over 11 counties, as part of this year’s Soaring Eagles Scholarship Programme (SESP).
This followed a rigorous selection process, which sought to identify bright and deserving students, who were subsequently offered a full scholarship for their secondary school studies. This scholarship fully caters for the beneficiaries’ school fees, full uniform sets, course books and termly shopping.
This year’s beneficiaries come from counties that include Garissa, Turkana, Baringo, Murang’a, Kajiado and Kirinyaga. Other counties include Kitui, Nyandarua, Nyeri and Migori
The students are also offered continuing mentorship and talent management, which is meant to expose them early enough, to huge career possibilities in their schooling journey.
Here at Optiven Foundation, we acknowledge that Education is the premise of progress in every society. We are therefore extremely pleased to support these children who now have an opportunity to go to school and study and probably end up becoming great leaders in our society.
SESP has so far assisted hundreds of deserving Kenyan cases from poor family backgrounds across all the 47 Kenyan counties.
Optiven Foundation looks forward to a more concerted approach to investment in education by the Kenyan Government and look forward to see higher allocations during the next Financial Year, probably even double of the Ksh 6.6 billion spend in the previous financial year, towards school infrastructure expansion and improvement
The Foundation has been involved in charitable works on the key areas of poverty alleviation, environmental protection, education and health. Its mission is to create visible transformation that positively impacts communities, partners and all other stakeholders through sustainable social-economic programs for generations to come.
Below is a documentary for the various works we do as a foundation