The bank is sponsoring 216 students who sat for their KCPE this year from across each of the seven sub-counties.
The scholarships cater for secondary school tuition, boarding fees, books, uniform, transport, shopping, medical as well as pocket money.
Speaking during the event held at Garissa High School, Governor Korane praised the foundation for supporting education in the county.
He said the bank had given incredible opportunities to the needy pupils to realize their dreams in pursuing education despite poor conditions in their households.
“With this type of sponsorship, we will be able to improve the level of education in the county and give needy students a chance to realize their dreams of learning,” he said.
The Governor revealed the County Government was finalizing plans to re-institute the Garissa County Scholarship Fund now that the necessary legislation for its operalization had finally been put in place.
“We will be putting Sh.100 million into this bursary kitty which will target brilliant and needy students from humble backgrounds in colleges and universities. I call upon students to apply when the application window opens,” he said.
Governor Korane praised the pupils for excelling in their examinations and urged them to exhaust the chance at hand to improve their lives after completion of their studies.
“I encourage you to take this opportunity to empower yourselves. You have demonstrated that you can make it and we believe in you.” he said.
Ahmednathir Omar the CEC for Education and ICT called on the beneficiaries to work hard in school and become good ambassadors of the county.
Said Hassan, the Equity Bank North Eastern Regional Manager said the bank would soon be opening in Garissa town its first Sh.20 million Equity Afia Hospital and will be engaging the doctors and nurses sponsored by the Foundation to offer quality but subsidized medical care to Garissa residents.
Garissa Equity Bank branch manager Stephen Kirumba said the bank will continue to sponsor needy learners with excellent performance to help them realize their dreams.
Present during today's function included County Secretary Abdi M. Ali, ACC Sankuri Joseph Mureithi, CEC Finance Issa Oyow, CEC Health Roble Nunow, Chairperson Public Service Board Ebla Sahal, Chief Officer Donor & Coordination Abdille Isaak, County Director Children Mohamed Abdi Hussein, Saka MCA Kassim Dakane among others.
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