At least 26 Learners from Katilu Ward in Turkana County will now benefit from an Educational Scholarship that will see them enrolment into Form One at Lokapel Secondary School following a joint initiative by the area MP Hon. Ariko Namoit and Community Members.
This move comes nearly 3 months after Form 1 students were admitted to Secondary Schools with investigation findings revealing low enrolment across the Ward.
The worrying number questioned the government directives for 100% transition into Form 1 as the hunt for more students yet to join Form 1 intensifies.
Devastating Droughts, Hunger, Poverty and unequal distribution of resources now blur the future of hardworking learners looking to redeem their families from unending dependency and Poverty.
Following today’s exercise,  Hon Namoit’s initiative, supported by community members led by  Mr. Aule Benard, Isaiah Lomorukai, Kerio, and Emal Carlos, the AKWAS chair has highlighted the power of collective action in addressing educational needs and empowering the youth.
Through joint dedication and support, the initiative has seen young learners individuals in the Lokapel Village unit get access to quality education and the opportunity to pursue their aspirations.
Speaking during the issuance of the scholarship, Hon Ariko reiterated his commitment to supporting of Education for young learners across the Constituency revealing his intention of nurturing future leaders.
‘I want to use the NG-CDF I get from the National government to support your education because i know how important Education is to your future.
Maximise the scholarship we are giving you to build your career so that you can help us eradicate poverty in Turkana,’ The MP said.
This collaborative effort underscores his commitment to the well-being and growth of the community through investing in education which not only looks at empowering individual learners but also contributing to the overall development and prosperity of Turkana South.
Parents have been urged to take their children to school as a way of fighting poverty, alleviating hunger  and curbing the menace of banditry which for a longer duration has disrupted the economy and societal way of living with hundreds of deaths recorded