The County Government of Nyamira, working with Equity's Wings to Fly Foundation and the Elimu scholarship programme has handed over Scholarships to bright but needy learners from across the County.

In a speech read by the Governor's advisor on special programmes Hon. James Gesami, the County government will continue to support more needy students in the future as more resources will be allocated to that sector.

'As a County, we take this opportunity to really thank Equity Bank for this Award. We can assure you that with this gesture we will go a long way to improve skills base in our County, 'said Dr.Gesami.

The County Government of Nyamira is also sponsoring 100 bright but needy students who have achieved a mean grade of at least 300 marks and above.

He added that five scholarship beneficiaries shall be selected every year from each of the 20 wards in Nyamira County, and enjoy a full 4-year secondary education scholarship.

The county has invested heavily in education as witnessed in the various levels across the county such as growth of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE), infrastructural development in schools and county polytechnics (Vocational Training Centers) and the creation of centers of excellence among others.

The Equity Foundation supported seventy four students.

The event took place at Sironga Girls High School and was also attended by CECMS Gladys Momanyi, Thomas Nyariki, Dr.Grace Nyamongo, Stephen Onwong'a and Samuel Maiko, County Secretary James Ntabo and County's Chief of staff Dr.Margret Nyaundi.