Securex Agencies (K) LTD on Wednesday confirmed the addition of five new beneficiaries to its annual scholarship program, bringing the total number of students to have gone through the scheme to 30. The program, which started six years ago as an employee recognition initiative, has so far seen Securex invest nearly seven million shillings into the development of young bright leaders of the future. Awardees will have their tuition fees catered for through the entirety of their secondary school curriculum.
This year’s top student was one Sharon Ekolom Atabo, who scored an impressive 413 marks to secure her berth in Chogoria Girls’ High School. Speaking during the awards ceremony held at the Securex 9Riverside Headquarters, an elated Sharon spoke of her gratitude for the opportunity to further her learning and take that next step in her dream to work in the medical field in future.
“I will forever be grateful for the confidence that the company has shown in me. This scholarship has strengthened my resolve to become a neurosurgeon. I will not let you down,” said Ms. Sharon. Other students who formed the Class of 2019 were Mitchel Nekesa (Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School), Collins Mwendwa (Mbooni Boys High School), Faith Obiero (Mumbuni Girls School) and Ostine Wekesa (Khasoko High School).
While giving the keynote address during the awards ceremony, Securex C.E.O Tony Sahni was quick to laud the students for their hard work. “To the stars of today’s show, our dear children, the heartiest of congratulations to you for your hard work and stellar performance in your K.C.P.E exams,” said Mr. Sahni.
Mr. Sahni went on to urge the students to maintain the same hunger for success throughout their high school curriculum, assuring the students of the company’s commitment towards ensuring that they have every chance of achieving their ambitions.
“You have all told us your hopes and dreams, and in that I see desire and ambition unbound. Thank you for allowing us to share this warm moment with you. Now that you have all promised to keep shining in high school; here is my promise to you: We will do whatever it takes, whatever we can, to see your dreams come to pass.” Added Mr. Sahni.
Given that the scholarship scheme also doubles as an employee recognition program, Mr. Sahni was full of appreciation for the role that the parents played; not only in the students’ lives but also in the growth of the brand.
“I am always humbled when I get little opportunities such as this to honour those who have given so much to the Securex cause over the years. Some of you have been with us for over 20 years now. We are all in awe of your diligence and dedication to service. You are a true credit to us.” Concluded Mr. Sahni.