More students are set to join the Rubis Energy Kenya Scholarship Fund (REKESF) this academic year. The scholarships are awarded to needy students from underprivileged homes who have performed exceptionally well. They will join 29 other secondary school students and 16 university students who are currently beneficiaries of the fund in both secondary and university institutions around the country.
The fund has been critical in assisting students to complete their O-level education and is granted to students who have completed their Primary School KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exams and passed with distinction, but whose chances of progressing to secondary school are curtailed due to lack of adequate financial resources. The scholarship is available to students who have received admission to 4 select schools: Alliance High School, Alliance Girls School, Limuru Girls Secondary School and Mangu High School.
Upon completion of their secondary education, the scholarship is further extended to cover university education for the students with exceptional grades.
“As a company, we recognize that our existence is part of a larger system of people (employees and community), and other organizations. We are committed to being a responsible organization that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Education is a key component of our culture, and we will do our best to ensure that we invest in the future of the communities we are part of.” said Mr. Jean-Christian Bergeron, the Rubis Energy Kenya Group MD and CEO, Rubis East Africa.
Stephen Nyarenchi, formerly of Alliance High School, said: “Rubis Energy came in at a critical point to assist in funding my secondary school education. This has ensured that my hopes of becoming great in future are still in motion.”
Kipkoech Venuns, a final year student at the University of Nairobi, added: “This has been a life changing-opportunity in making sure that I am able to see my dreams come to fruition.”
This year, the scholarship will take up more students based on their outstanding Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results, a need-based background, and admission to the Secondary Schools in the program.