Family Bank, through its philanthropic arm the Family Group Foundation which consists of a group of associated companies – Family Bank, Kenya Orient Insurance, Daykio Plantations and Alpha Africa Asset Managers, honoured its top 2018 students during the annual Mentorship Workshop Programme that was held at the Kasarani Sports View Hotel.
The top boy Kipkorir Tito, who studied at Litein High School in Kericho County, scored an A of 81 points while Carol Mvuya Yoash from Bura Girls High School in Taita Taveta County emerged the top girl with an A- of 74.
“Family Bank takes pride in investing in the leaders of tomorrow, in our children’s future. It gives us great joy when our children aim to change the world around us. I would like to congratulate the class of 2018. This is just the beginning. Let us go forth and make the world a better place through the skills we have acquired through the mentorship workshops and also the technical skills we will now acquire at the university level,” said Ms Rebecca Mbithi, Family Bank Chief Executive Designate.
Tito Kipkorir will be joining the University of Nairobi to study Medicine and Surgery while Carol Mvuya, inspired by her father’s interest and career, will be pursuing Mechanical Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
“We are proud of our students! Through our education pillar, we are able to offer bright and needy students the opportunity to pursue secondary education. We also take a step further and offer mentorship to the students and equip them at a very tender age with life and career skills such as the value of goal setting, excellence, stress and conflict management, self-identity and branding among other issues that the students encounter in their daily life,” said Ms Jacqueline Mathaga, Family Group Foundation Manager.
The Family Group Foundation sponsored 102 students for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education last year.