Freshly pressed high school uniforms…big smiles…proud families. These were all on display as TKP’s 66 2018 primary school graduates recently celebrated their teachers and their 100 percent high school acceptance rate.
In a community where 60 percent of students at government schools fail to qualify for high school, TKP once again sent all graduates to high school. The dedication of TKP’s eighth graders, the perseverance of their teachers, and the commitment of their parents is evident across TKP’s campuses. Over the last two years, 95 percent of all TKP students scored above the national average on the Kenyan high school entrance exam—including another standout this year.
Included in the 66 new graduates is Joshua Kukutia who scored in the top one percent of all Kenyan students and earned Equity Bank’s “Wings to Fly Scholarship”. The scholarship is awarded to the top 1,000 students in Kenya and will pay for his high school and university education. Joshua is now enrolled in Nairobi’s elite Alliance High School with plans to attend university.
“It’s amazing to see our children grow from preschool to eighth grade,” said Sabina Lenkarie, Education Officer for TKP, “It brings great change to the community when our children pass well and join great high schools and universities all over Kenya.”
Thanks to a new scholarship pool, all TKP students who are orphans are granted a scholarship for four years of high school, and most first year costs are covered for the rest of the graduating class. This new scholarship pool, along with a TKP graduation gift, creates a bridge for parents to continue saving for high school, while easing their financial burden.
TKP’s strong foundation of primary school education and getting students into school at the right age (many graduates have been with TKP since preschool) is setting a new standard of education in the Kilgoris community. Our expanded community of donors continues to make real impact through education and opportunities in Kilgoris and beyond.