School’s kitty strategy to help needy students stay in school
A school in Machakos County has come up with an innovative programme that will seek to help needy students at the school raise school fees.
Machakos Boys School Principal Indimuli Kahi said with the rising cases of bright and needy students missing out on school due to lack of fees, the school has come up with a way that will ensure such students don’t miss school.
Speaking on Tuesday at Machakos Boys at an event attended by Education CS Professor George Magoha, Kahi said the school has introduced a welfare kitty meant for needy students.
Principal Kahi who is also the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) chair said students will be contributing Sh200 to raise fees for their needy colleagues.
Kahi urged the government to create a database where anyone can contribute money that will go towards helping needy students finish their education.
“My appeal is for the Government to come up with a system where those intending to sponsor needy children can channel such funds after registering in a database. Our school has already started welfare for needy students where each student pays Sh200 for fees for those who are not in a position to pay,” said the principal.
CS Magoha on his part directed heads of schools not to turn away needy students who report for Form one without having a uniform or fees.
“We are reiterating that no student should be turned away since he does not have school fees. As long as a child has presented herself or himself in any public school let her be admitted,” said Magoha.