As hundreds of Form One students report for their first day in secondary school, three students from Lamu county who excelled in 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations were airlifted today, 7 February 2023 from Manda Airport after receiving a fully funded scholarship by KDF in collaboration with local administration
The students joining Moi Forces Academy(MFA) were seen off by Commander Operation Amani Boni (OAB) Col. Joel Tanui and Lamu West constituency manager Mr. Jeremiah Murimi
Addressing the students before taking off, Col. Tanui congratulated them for their outstanding performance, urged the students to continue working hard to elevate their families and give back to society. “Education remains the key to elevate you as an individual and the society at large to greater heights” He then wished them a safe flight. Parents accompanying the student thanked KDF for their generosity and for giving their children an opportunity to aim for the stars.
One of the parents present, Mkuu Shelali from Kizingitini told the students to remember their backgrounds and work extra hard to change the situation at home. Also told them to work hard to achieve their goals
On his part, Lamu west constituency manager Mr.Murimi thanked the KDF for supporting the needy students who hail from poor families to further their studies in KDF schools and assured of more collaboration with KDF and further efforts and timely support to other needy Lamu students by disbursing bursary on their side.
Scholarships is part of local population- centred approach by KDF in collaboration with local authorities in empowerment the locals and strengthening cooperation towards eradication of terrorism