Watu Credit has unveiled a scholarship programme in a bid to make secondary education accessible to more Kenyans as part of its commitment to investing in future leaders.

Watu Credit announced the move ahead of the commemoration of the International Day of Education later in January.

The programme’s second edition took place on Friday, 6 January, at Watu’s offices in Nairobi. The event brought together 35 exceptional students and their families from the community.

Watu contacted its good-paying clients and selected children with a score of at least 300 in the latest KCPE examinations in December 2022.

The students are picked from every region across Kenya.

All the children participated in an essay writing competition describing how receiving a scholarship would support their dreams and future career aspirations.

A group of panelists then heard presentations from the students and chose the final recipients for the scholarships.

This initiative will cover tuition fees and other related expenses for four years of secondary education. Watu believes in empowering others and investing in the future.

The Watu Scholarship Programme will empower hundreds of young people and families for the next few years.

By Fred Azelwa.