Over 400 students have a reason to smile their way back to school after a welwisher offered to pay their school fees in Nandi hills constituency.
A business man, Robert Chepkwony, commonly known as Fifty Fifty donated fees to secondary school learners who had been sent home for failing to foot the full amount of money when they resumed for the last term of accadmic year.
Speaking on Sunday after issuing the cheques, Chepkwony expressed to have sympathized with the hundreds of children forced out of the class to fetch for fees from their vulnerable parents, thus prompted his support has a way of giving back to the community.
He narrated that his parents did not afforded to pay for his school fees which caused him to drop out of the school and through a sheer hardwork, he able to go back and completed his secondary level of education.
“The government should increase funds to support children from economic vulnerable homes. It’s also my appeal to Mps that they prioritize education initiatives like libraries rather than buying school buses which will not help the future of our children,” he said.
Monica Melly a widow from Chepkunyuk ward lamented that widows in the society have been sidelined and isolated in their families making and therefore, children ended up to poverty for not succeeding in their education.
“We didn’t have pamper harvest in our agriculture produce for last year which we normally use the proceeds to pay school fees. And now we are between the rock and the hard place juggling ekking for food and money to sustain education for our children,” said Eliud Sang, a resident.
Chepkwony further urged other stake holders to join him in supporting the children from poor families to realize their dreams.