A Young Kenyan Girl’s Data Scientist Dream Gets A Major Boost Through The Airlift Scholarship
A very smart and needy girl child got a huge surprise early this month when the founders of the award winning program dubbed The Kenya Airlift decided to award her a full merit-based academic scholarship worth approximately $2,000 to study at St Mary’s Girls’ High school-Igoji, Meru, Kenya.
The young girl whose name is Bredah Murugu was a student at MCK kiringo primary school and scored 390 marks out of 500 in the 2020 KCPE. She was admitted to the prestigious national school, but getting the needed school fees proved to be a tall order!. but as her parents were contemplating sending her to a lower-ranked school, the Kenya Airlift Program came to her rescue and now she is set to report to school next week.
Speaking to reporters during the award presentation ceremony outside the Meru county assembly offices, the brilliant young girl who was in the company of her parents, thanked the founders of the program and said that her dream is to become a data scientist.
Addressing the media, the co-founder of the airlift program, Hon DMK Kiogora, MCA for Abogeta ward who partnered with Kenyan US- based Bob Mwiti, to come up with the program, reiterated that every year the program will be scouting for top KCPE performers to offer them scholarships as well as mentorship and a path to relocate to united states to study IT-related graduate studies through the award winning program.
Announcing the scholarship award on his social media hurdle, Bob Mwiti who co-founded the program with the MCA congratulated the young girl and wished her the very best in her studies.
Through his company Appstec America, Bob recently also sponsored a creative writing competition whose winners were presented with cash totaling $2,200 on July 24th in a virtual ceremony. The creative writing competition is an initiative started by Diaspora times newspaper, through its founder Arch Isaac Kinungi, who is also the president of the Diaspora National Assembly.
To learn more about the Kenya airlift program, you can visit the program’s website at www.kenyaairliftprogram.com