A hundred and forty-six needy and bright students in Changamwe Sub County have benefitted from Wings to fly scholarship program offered by Equity Bank, Changamwe Equity Bank branch manager Peter Kanyi has confirmed.
According to the manager, over 16,000 students throughout the country are beneficiaries of the Wings To Fly scholarships since the bank’s inception in 1984.
“Today as we celebrate 35 years down the line I want to assure our clients that we shall continue to work together so that we can offer efficient banking services,” said the manager.
He reiterated the bank’s commitment to supporting business ventures through the provision of financial literacy programs.
The manager said the bank is working jointly with clients to offer them alternative business solutions to the challenges that they are going through.
“Changamwe Equity bank branch started in 2011. Through Wings to Fly scholarship program we have been able to support the education of needy students,” said the manager.
Changamwe ward member of county assembly Benard Ogutu lauded efforts by the bank to uplift the standard of living amongst locals.
He says women and youth groups in the ward have benefitted from the financial loans provided by the bank.
Said the MCA, “I want to appreciate the role that equity bank is playing in the society. It has supported and continues to support locals financially.”
The MCA further pointed out that Equity bank has enabled needy and bright students to seize an opportunity to progress with their studies and improve their lives as well as those of their families, through the Wings To Fly program.
He noted that as Equity bank marks its 35th Anniversary, there is much to celebrate taking into consideration its contribution to society.
“I appreciate the partnership between the bank and the County in ensuring that students who are not financially stable are also beneficiaries of this program,”
According to Equity Bank, fifty-six Equity Leaders Program ELP scholars have been admitted to various top tier universities this year.
Of this year’s admissions, 17 are alumni of the Wings to Fly program who scored Grade A, while the rest were the top students in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
The bank started in 1984 providing the following services and products; money transfer services, agency banking, treasury, and trade finance, custody, loans, payment services, accounts, and digital banking.