First Merchant Bank (FMB) on Friday presented scholarships worth close to K1 Million to Chichiri and Joshua Secondary Schools to support outstanding and under privileged students on the FMB scholarship program.
Speaking at Chichiri Secondary School hall during the official hand over of the scholarships, FMB Official, Mr. Allan Nasoro urged the students to work hard in order for FMB to continue the scholarship program.
On his part the Deputy Headmaster of Chichiri Secondary School Mr. Distone Gawani thanked FMB on behalf of staff and students from both schools for supporting the less privileged students and appealed for more support as there are more students requiring financial support. FMB is currently sponsoring 35 students from Chichiri and 24 students at Joshua Secondary School.
Richard Magombo, a beneficiary student from Chichiri Secondary School, speaking on behalf of his fellow beneficiaries promised to impress FMB by working hard in order to maintain their scholarships. He also expressed gratitude towards FMB for giving them a chance to access quality education.
The FMB scholarship program has been in place for over 15 year; it serves to assist students who excel in their academic performance and yet cannot afford to pay their way through because they are less privileged. Scholarship are offered to both secondary school and university students. FMB spends close to K10 million a year in scholarships and various educational promotional initiatives.
FMB officials, scholarship beneficiaries and school officials have a photo moment after the presentations.