Wednesday, 05th December 2018…….. Scholars who are beneficiaries of the Equity Bank Wings To Fly scholarship programme have been urged to embrace discipline and hard work in their pursuit for academic excellence.
Speaking during the 9th Annual Education and Leadership Congress for students at the Kenyatta University, Supreme Court Judge Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u reiterated the need for the scholars to take advantage of the opportunity offered to them through the scholarship programme and strive to become responsible citizens.
“The opportunity offered to you is one of a lifetime that requires your full attention. Use this time to make the best out of it. With the presence of a support system around you in form of mentors from the bank, you are destined to reach far if you practice all that they tell you to do,” Ms Njoki said.
As part of Equity Bank’s commitment to the development of the individual, scholars in the Wings to Fly program participate in an intensive leadership and mentorship program throughout their secondary school education. This culminates in an annual congress that brings together all Wings To Fly Scholars. Known as the Annual Education and Leadership Congress.
During the forum, the students get the opportunity to hear from, interact with and draw inspiration from leading luminaries from an array of fields including among others academia, the IT sector, media, civil society, government and captains of industry. The scholars also have an opportunity to renew their bonds and receive academic mentoring from big ‘sisters’ and ‘brothers’ who are scholars of the Equity Bank University Sponsorship Program.
Wings to Fly program was launched in 2010 with an initial aim of availing 5000 scholarships from The MasterCard Foundation. The program has since grown and surpassed its target to benefit 15,168 scholars to date.