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Nilinde Project distributes bursaries in Dandora and Komarock

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The HOPE worldwide Kenya Nilinde Project distributed bursaries to caregivers in Dandora, Nairobi on 7th July, 2017. A total of 128 secondary school girls and 150 primary school girls received bursaries. Out of these, 23 girls from Dandora Secondary School received full year bursaries and a years' supply of sanitary towels. A total of Ksh. 4,132,200 worth of bursaries were distributed at the auspicious event held at Dandora Primary School. The area Chief, Mr. Kingori, graced the occasion and handed over the bursaries to the caregivers. Staff of Dandora Primary School also attended the occasion and expressed their gratitude for the good work that is being done by HOPE worldwide Kenya and Plan International Kenya.

Children from Dandora Primary show their bursaries

The Nilinde Project also distributed bursaries worth over 2.1 million  to caregivers of 387 children in primary and secondary schools in Kayole area on 18th July, 2017. The District Education Officer, Lucy Ojoo was present to distribute the bursaries and asked for more partnerships to benefit needy children. The Representative of Kayole chief's office encouraged caregivers to be more deliberate in raising their children and to encourage them to get an education to secure their futures. The chair of the Quality Improvement Team, Mr. Paul Wanjohi, encouraged the caregivers not to be over dependent on aid and to strive to grow economically independent to secure the future of their children.

Nilinde Project Caregiver (right) shakes Kayole District Education Officer Lucy Ojoo's hand as she receives her child's bursary

*The Nilinde Project helps promote family focused support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) through addressing household economic vulnerability, empowering caregivers to make investments to improve the health and well-being of OVC, facilitating access to essential services, and strengthening community-level OVC monitoring and support systems. The project is funded by USAID through Plan International.

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