Machakos: 1,200 students attend three-day mentorship program

Over 1,200 students from Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado counties attended a transformative three-day mentorship program called “The Triad to Success.”

The program strives to teach leadership characteristics, encourage educational achievement, and empower young people.

The initiative targeting to benefit 23,101 pupils nationwide, includes 2,574 refugees from the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, demonstrating its dedication to diversity and social responsibility.

Professor Joyce Agalo, Vice Chancellor of Machakos University, praised Equity Bank for its consistent commitment to providing educational opportunities for poor students, praising Dr. James Mwangi, CEO, for his innovative leadership in this endeavor.

“We applaud Equity Bank and especially the CEO, Dr. James Mwangi for being a visionary and magnanimous man who has enabled less privileged students to get education,” Joyce said.

She addressed the pupils at Mumbuni High School, emphasizing the need to avoid harmful influences, notably drug and substance misuse, which could jeopardize their academic efforts and goals.

Stephen Kalani, Director of Operations at Equity Bank Limited, emphasized the mentorship program’s practical importance in providing students with the skills and information they need to efficiently navigate today’s complex environment. He added that the program is being implemented concurrently in 19 facilities across the country, assuring widespread access and influence.

Equity Bank’s remarkable achievements were further recognized by local government authorities, including the Machakos Education CECM, who commended the program’s transforming impact on participants’ lives. Mutisya, the CECM, revealed that the county government had launched a similar support program, supporting 40 students, and urged other donors to participate in helping less privileged children realize their aspirations.

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