NCBA Group MD John Gachora, SOS Children's Village - Kenya Fund Development and Communications Assistant Ann Kiarie, SOS Children's Village Kisumu student Agnes Muthoni, SOS Children's Village - Kisumu student Emmanuel Mugambi, SOS Children's Village - Kenya Head of Fund Development and Communications Diana Etsabo, NCBA Group Director for Marketing, Communication and Citizenship Nelly Wainaina, and NCBA Group Finance Director David Abwoga. PHOTO/NCBA

More than 100 students will this year benefit from funding for education scholarships worth Sh12 million from NCBA Group that will be distributed through a number of partners.

The Education Scholarships Sustainability initiative is meant to ensure all the beneficiaries who hail from various parts of the country get equal opportunities to access quality education.

Among the partners working with NCBA to enable disadvantaged youth aged 7 to 25 in primary, secondary and university are SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, Dr Choksey Albinism Foundation, M-Pesa Foundation, Edumed Trust, Daraja Kenya Initiative and Palmhouse Foundation.

“In line with our ‘Change the Story’ sustainability platform, we have partnered with different organizations since 2007 to ensure that we reach every corner of the country as education is a strong vehicle for change,” stated NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora.

Gachora added, “Our commitment to education goes beyond financial contribution. We want to provide an environment that caters to the nurturing of holistic individuals who will in turn pass on their skills to the next generation.”

The funding from NCBA Group currently sponsors 55 students at Dr Choksey Albinism Foundation, 9 under SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, 2 under M-Pesa Foundation, 16 under Edumed Trust, 2 under Daraja Kenya Initiatives and 68 under the Palmhouse Foundation.

Two new foundations - Kenya Scholar Access Program (KENSAP) and WEDCO – have this year been added to the list of partners by NCBA.


Under NCBA’s partnership through KENSAP, 15 top students from underprivileged backgrounds get access to Ivy league colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford among others.

NCBA’s partnership with WEDCO on the other hand will support 25 young Kenyans from informal settlements in 2024. NCBA Group Chairman James Ndegwa committed that the financial institution will continue being active agents to enable the provision of equitable and quality education.

“Our commitment, as outlined in our 2023 sustainability strategy, involves an annual allocation of Sh100 Million to support communities, including empowering the youth,” indicated Ndegwa.