46 children in Kisii County benefit from the Presidential Bursary Fund

Area Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting at Deputy county commissioner’s boardroom in Gucha town, Bomachoge Chache in Kisii County on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

By Misheba Alfred, KNA

At least 46 vulnerable children secondary schools from needy families in Bomachoge Chache Sub County in Kisii County have received Sh 30,000 each from the Presidential Bursary Fund to facilitate their secondary education.

Speaking at the Area Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting, the Sub county children officer Bernard Ngugi noted the finances would help the beneficiaries towards their school fees settlement.

“We are more biased  towards orphaned children, either partial or total orphans who have scored more than 250 marks in their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations from the sub county and are not able to pay for their secondary education fees,” added Ngugi.

Mary Kwamboka, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) representative who was also present said that the organization championed dissemination of information in the sub county against Female genital mutilation (FGM) and over 16,600 members of the community have been reached.

“We engage 50 community change agents, about 320 bodaboda riders, council of elders and ex-circumcisers and FGM survivors to reach our target,” said Kwamboka.

The Sub county assistant county commissioner Grace Naserian who was chairing the meeting acknowledged the reduction in the number of cases reported on FGM in the sub county.

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