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KCB Kenya to offer 10,000 scholarship in 2018

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KCB Kenya to offer 10,000 scholarships in 2018. The programme includes scholarships under 2Jiajiri and training under the Skills and Enterprise Development. It is implemented in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The beneficiaries will be drawn from technical training institutions in Nairobi, Machakos, Kilifi, Nakuru, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Mombasa counties.  Recruitment process kicks off on 5th of March 2018

The foundation confirmed that at least 8000 of the beneficiaries will be recruited through its network of partners.

Under the high school scholarship, some slots have been set aside for the people with disabilities.  These are will cover physical, visual and hearing disabilities.

The 2jiajiri initiative is a skill development and job creation program that seeks to catalyze employment and wealth creation among existing informal sector.  It addresses areas such as construction, Automobile engineering, domestic skills, beauty, personal care and Agribusiness.

“Our focus is on lifting the fortunes of the millions of youths in East Africa. At least 92% of unemployed youth have a formal education. The problem is that they do not possess any skills that are relevant to employers and enterprises. This state of affairs leaves Kenyan youth unable to find jobs and unable to become self-employed through small-scale, start-up business ventures. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Kenyan youths is unemployed”. Said Ms. Mwangi KCB Foundation Executive Director.

Currently, the program has trained about 2255 people have been trained on technical skills and financial literacy.  These are from 114 vocational training institutes in twenty counties.

Are you eligible for this scholarship?

To qualify for these scholarships, applicants should: have a national Identity card, a valid certificate of good conduct, the ability to read and write English and Kiswahili, attend training in the participating institutions in the county of residence, contribute a portion of school fees, and must be within the three categories (business owner, apprentice). Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For the High School scholarships, interested applicants should have completed their KCPE in 2016 in a public primary school and have an admission notification to a public national/ provincial/ county secondary school. In addition to this, they must also have attained the prescribed county cut off marks and come from a needy background.

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“These scholarships are meant to ease the burden of financing secondary education for parents or guardians of needy and bright pupils while supporting Kenya’s push for affordable and quality education,” said Ms. Mwangi.

This is how to get this opportunity

Application forms are available at selected KCB branches and participating training institutions.  They can also be downloaded from the KCB Foundation website www.kcbgroup.com/foundation.  Interviews will take place at the technical and vocational institution where the beneficiary will study from.

They will be conducted between 5th of March 2018 to 10th of the same month. Please make sure you attend the interview between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

You may use the Following Links:

  1. 2jiajiri Scholarship Application Form February 2018
  2. GIZ SEDP Scholarship Form February 2018
  3. 2jiajiri and GIZ SEDP participating institutions and interview dates 2018
  4. KCB Branches to pick 2018 Application forms from

 

We wish you success as focus on exploiting this life-changing opportunity.

 

CM

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