In the year 2019, a total of 93 students (55 boys and 38 girls sponsored by KTDA Foundation sat for their KCSE examination. Among these 80 (86%) students scored grade C+ and above and thus qualify for admission into university through the Kenya Universities Joint Admission Board. Of this 32 (34.4%) were girls and 48 (51.6%) were boys which is an improved performance compared to last year’s performance where 69 KTDA sponsored students transitioned to university of which 26 (28%) were girls and 43(46.2%) were boys.
KTDA Foundation contributes to nurturing responsible youth through providing access to public secondary education to the needy and bright students who in ordinary circumstances would find it difficult to afford the required fees through the KTDA National Tea Scholarship.
Since the inception of the KTDA National Tea Scholarship we have supported 655 needy and bright students for their secondary education across the 69 KTDA factories. The first, second and third cohorts of 235 form four students under the scholarship programme wrote their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with over 182 (77%) of them getting university admission.