Wings to Fly Scholarships to Benefit 2000 Students in 2022/2023 Academic Year

2,000 scholars from needy backgrounds will benefit from full scholarships through the Wings to Fly program in the 2022/2023 calender.

Wings To Fly Commissioning - 2020

2000 needy students in Kenya are set to benefit through the Wings to Fly program in the 2022/2023 academic calender, courtesy of Equity Bank.

The 2,000 scholarships will be distributed over the next two Form One intakes to coincide with the last cohorts of Kenya’s 8.4.4. system of education after which the country transitions to the competency-based curriculum.

The Bank has contributed KShs 2 billion to Equity Group Foundation (EGF), the social impact arm of the Group in support of the Wings to Fly program.

In a statement, the bank says the program has successfully facilitated over 37,000 beneficiaries to access quality secondary school education.

The wings to fly program is implemented in collaboration with other partners such as Mastercard Foundation, KfW, USAID, UKAID/DfID, World Bank/Government of Kenya. 

The additional scholarships from Equity Bank bring the total scholarships so far implemented by EGF to 39,009.

“Education remains a high impact tool in transforming society, one child at a time. The cumulative effect is the transformation of lives and livelihoods,” Equity Group Foundation Executive Chairman, Dr. James Mwangi said.

He noted that the bank continues to support not only in Wings to Fly but also in the Equity Leaders Program which has placed close to 7,000 scholars on paid internships.

Over 17,000 students from both the Wings to Fly and Equity Leadership Programmes have accessed university education with 900 having been admitted to international universities in 26 countries.

“As we look forward to another selection this year, Equity Group Foundation will continue working with community scholarship selection boards on selection an extended partnership that promotes mentorship and coaching for the next generation of leaders,” Dr. Mwangi added.

The Equity Leadership Program scholars who have finished their medical degrees have already established 54 Equity Afia Medical Clinics to give back to society by offering affordable high-quality health services. Last year the clinics received 701,000 patient visits.

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