Finlays Community Trust is pleased to have conducted mentorship sessions on the 15th and 16th of April 2023 in five secondary schools, Cheborge Boys, Cheborge Girls, and Kapkisiara Girls secondary schools in Kericho County, and Chebonei Girls and Tenwek Boys secondary schools in Bomet County, impacting the lives of close to 9,000 students in the process. Topics such as academic skills, exam skills, career guidance and general life skills significantly inspired and motivated the students. The students were also introduced to the secondary school, undergraduate and masters scholarship programs offered by the Finlays Community Trust.
Dr Williter Rop, Engineer Hillary Ng’eno, CPA Jesca Cherono, HR Specialist Belinda Ngetich, and Engineer Benedette Chepkemoi inspired the boys and girls. Engineer Hillary Ng’eno and CPA Jesca Cherono are former beneficiaries of Finlays Community Trust’s Masters and Undergraduate scholarship programs respectively.
The mentorship program is intended to supplement the Trust’s scholarship programs and educational infrastructure projects by providing students with knowledge and valuable skills that will prepare them not only for their studies but also for their future careers and personal lives.
The program strives to provide students with constructive and positive interaction, guidance, and mentorship from successful role models. It is a valuable addition to the Trust’s existing programs because it aims to not only encourage and motivate students to perform better, but also mould and shape their character, thus making them well rounded individuals.
Finlays Community Trust has now held mentorship sessions at St Monica Chebangang Girls’, Chepkoton, Sosiot Girls, Cheborge Boys, Cheborge Girls, Kapkisiara Girls, Chebonei Girls, and Tenwek Boys secondary schools since the program’s commencement in mid-last year.
At Finlays Community Trust, we believe that investing in our children’s education today has a better return on investment for the community and society as a whole in future.