By BONIFACE GIKANDI
MURANGA: A woman, 39, has joined Form One, thanks to an initiative helping needy students. Ms Glady Wanjiru, who dropped out of school in the 1990s due to lack of fees will now continue her education after Murang’a County Initiative (MCI) offered her sponsorship in an event attended by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The First Lady lauded such community initiatives that complement Government efforts to ensure all children access education.
She said she was touched by efforts made MCI under the leadership of Peter Munga in ensuring learners from poor backgrounds access secondary education through an elaborate four-year sponsorship programme.
She spoke at General Ihura Stadium in Murang’a town when she attended County Primary Schools’ Award ceremony, which was organised by professionals and businesspeople under MCI, which was founded three years ago.
“I appreciate efforts by MCI in making it possible for children from poor backgrounds to access secondary and university education,” said the First Lady.
She also lauded MCI officials for naming awards given to best improved schools after the late Dr Gikonyo Kiano, the late Cabinet Minister John Michuki, freedom fighter Mary Nyanjiru and veteran politician Kenneth Matiba.
“Children from Murang’a should emulate the heroes who have been honoured for what they did for the country and their regions towards development of education,” she said.