Eligibility

The Wings To Fly program targets high achieving yet needy (orphan or vulnerable) students identified by assessing their performance at the nationally administered Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE).

EGF, through the District Scholarship Selection Boards (DSSB), uses the following selection criteria for the scholarship:

  1. Must be Academically Promising - Prospective scholars must be in the top 5 percentile performing students in their District in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
  2. Must be a bona fide Orphan or Vulnerable Child (as defined below);
    • Children who have lost one or both parents and have no guardian or sponsor to provide for their education; OR
    • Children whose parents are physically or mentally disabled and are unable to educate their children; OR
    • Children whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic debilitating illness and are unable to educate their children; OR
    • Children from families affected by natural disasters such as flooding, drought, and famine or civil conflict and are unable to educate their children; OR
    • Children who have suffered neglect and/or abandonment; OR
    • Children with parents living under extreme poverty and are unable to educate their children.
Outreach to Deserving Students

In order to reach as many deserving students as possible in each participating district, Equity Group Foundation, leveraging on the infrastructure of Equity Bank, creates wide and deep awareness of the program using various avenues of communication. These include making announcements in public forums such as religious gatherings in churches and mosques, public barazas in villages, use of mass media including radio, posters mounted in public places such as towns, market centres, academic institutions, and letters to key opinion leaders such as the local administration, religious leaders, head teachers of schools as well as availing the information online.