Were it not for the William and Dinah Oigara Community Foundation, Franklyn Mong’are Otwori would not be in his dream school today.
Otwori sat for KCPE in 2016 at Tindereti Primary School and posted impressive marks of 382 which earned him a vacancy at the prestigious Nyambaria High School, the only National School in Nyamira County.
For starters, Nyambaria has been an education power house in Nyamira and beyond, producing excellent boys who have gone ahead to pursue competitive careers at universities in Kenya and abroad.
But Otwori was not going to join the school, due to financial constraints at his home.
“We advised him to join Metamaywa Secondary School, where he could operate from home,” Otwori’s mother Josephine Kerubo says.
Fortunately Otwori is the first beneficiary of the Tindereti annual Academic Award in March 2017 which marked a key milestone for the school. When Otwori’s case came into the attention of the Oigara foundation, they opted to step in and assist him join his dream school.
“We came together and decided to give Otwori a full scholarship for secondary school,” says Dr Joyce Oigara.
Speaking at Tindereti Primary School after she awarded a cheque to Mrs. Kerubo for her son’s school shopping, Dr. Oigara expressed optimism that Otwori will be able to complete his studies in Nyambaria and join university.
“It’s through education that families may break from ignorance and be empowered for development. As a foundation, we are committed to give support where we can,” Dr. Oigara said.
Dr. Oigara is one of the alumni of Tindereti Primary School and she hopes that through their foundation they will be able to give back to the society.
“Our aim is to promote education in the community and impact on the lives of individual families,” she said.
She said the Oigara Family has played a key role in advancing the dreams Otwori to Nyambaria High School.