In line with the SDG 4 which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, the KTDA Foundation in its education pillar aims to improve access to secondary school education for bright and financially challenged students and to enhance the quality of education and lifelong learning.
KTDA Foundation boasts of awarding 928 scholarships to needy students in tea catchment areas under the KTDA National Tea Scholarship programme. 330 beneficiaries of the programme have been admitted to university between 2016 to 2019. Two alumni, Poline Njeri and Okemwa Asiago John, from Region 3 and 6, respectively, were among the pioneers of the programme since its commencement in 2013, have both graduated in February 2022.
Poline Njeri , graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Manufacturing and Chemistry with IT on 25th February 2022. The graduate was awarded a scholarship in 2013, where she joined Siakago Girls Secondary School.
Today as I celebrate my success in attaining Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Manufacturing and Chemistry with IT, I give my heartfelt regards to the whole KTDA family for their awesome contribution in my career, Thumaita Tea Factory for believing in me and offering me an opportunity to benefit from the scholarship programme and most important Chebut Tea Factory for offering me an internship chance to enhance my industrial skills.
– Poline Njeri
The other beneficiary, Okemwa Asiago John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Cooperatives and Community Development from The Cooperative University of Kenya on 25th February 2022. Okemwa received a scholarship in 2013 to study in Nyambaria BoysHigh School.
I sincerely take this golden opportunity to thank KTDA Foundation for volunteering to help me chase my dream. I’m thankful for the unconditional love and unwavering support you gave me. Thank you for being real and being you. I will forever remain an ambassador of the KTDA Foundation.
-Okemwa Asiago John
The Foundation wishes the two all the best in their future endeavors and is very proud of the milestone they have achieved.