The KTDA National Tea Scholarship Mentorship Programme this year hosted 430 students from across the 12 KTDA zones as from 5th -9th August 2019 at Kasarani Sportsview Hotel. This year’s workshop theme was ‘Developing Identity, Building Community and Exploring the Future’ with each activity designed to support our learners to acquire 21st Century skills on problem-solving, digital literacy and critical thinking.
Each year, our beneficiaries participate in a four-day event as part of the four-year support and guidance provided to support life skills and lifelong learning processes. The aim of the programme is to provide a structured mentoring process that supports KTDA Foundation learners to increase their resilience to everyday life challenges and excel in their studies.
Since our inception, KTDA Foundation has awarded over 600 scholarships to needy but bright students to various public secondary schools across the country through the KTDA National Tea Scholarship programme. These students have all come from the tea growing communities across the 16 counties that grow tea. The aim of the scholarship programme is to improve access to secondary education for bright and financially challenged students according to SDG 4. Out of the scholars sponsored we have managed 78% transition to university from the 2016-2018 cohorts.