Stanbic Bank partners with Brigid Kosgei Foundation to support teen mothers continue their education


Stanbic Outgoing Chief Executive-Chalres Mudiwa(L) Brigid Kosgey and Kenya Stanbic Foundation Head Pauline Mbayah/Photo James Gitaka

By James Gitaka


Over 50 girls who were  forced to drop out of school due to early teen  pregnancies in Marakwet West Constituency ,Elgeyo Marakwet County will have  a chance  to  fulfill their education dream after Stanbic bank partnered with Brigid Kosgei Foundation to support the initiative .


During a ceremony held at the Eka Hotel Eldoret,  Brigid  Kosgei the  world  women marathon record  holder , said  her  quest  to support the  girl child education was as a  result  of  her  education dream that was  cut  short  while in form three due to lack of  school fees and  that many more girls were likely to drop out of school if not supported to realize  their  dreams,


Stanbic Ambassador -Brigid Kosgei


“I am Pleased today  due to the  support of the Stanbic bank , we will support many young girls who have been forced to drop out of school due  to one reason or another  ,they will get  back to school and  achieve their dreams ,there is a saying  charity begins at home ,and today many young girls in my village that hosts Kipkundul  day school in Marakwet  west ,will be the  first lot  to benefit  from this partnership” said Brigid .


The Stanbic  bank Chief executive  Charles Mudiwa noted that the bank was committed to changing lives  through supporting education  initiatives  across the country ,ideals that were replicated through Brigid Kosgei who is the banks ambassador,


“We believe  in the saying that if  you educate  a woman you empower the  society , we are particularly interested in supporting  young  girls  from humble backgrounds and  especially those  that were impregnated during the Covid-19 Pandemic  , In Kenya one out of every 5 girls below the  age  of 19 years is likely to be impregnated   and this means many dreams are cut  short , we want  to support the  young girls   get  back to school,”Said Mr.Mudiwa.


Stanbic bank has  signed a cheque worth Six million  that will go a long way in supporting  at least 50 teen mothers   this year get back to school and at least 10 more males  students from  Kipkindul  day school,





“In our  partnership today we have  signed  a  cheque worth six million shillings ,next year we hope to have more  than 50  young girls  supported to  realize  their education dream,”Said the Chief Executive Stanbic bank.


Marakwet West member of  parliament kipchumba Toroitich  also present  lauded the initiative and  promised to support the many young teen  mothers who have been forced to drop from school continue with  their education

Marakwet West Member of Parliament -Tim Kipchumba Toroitich/Photo James Gitaka


“Through the NG-CDF we will improve  the  school infrastructure , Kipkundul  Day school has  a lot of  challenges and together we will support education, I was elected on a platform of change and  together we will bring about  transformative change in the  educational sector , Education is an equalizer ,”Said the Member of  parliament .


Some of the victims of  early  teenage pregnancies from Kipkundul  day  School regretted having fallen victims but promised to work hard in order to realize  their future dreams and be  an inspiration to many young girls whose education  has  been  delayed by the increasing teen pregnancies .


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