Selected needy students from private and public universities and the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) received a big boost towards their education after Rattansi Education Trust donated Kshs. 25 million towards their education.
Speaking during the cheque donation exercise, where over 20 higher learning institutions were represented, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, Chairperson of the Rattansi Education Trust, said that helping people in need is a real opportunity to advance equity, and a service to promote love and peace in the Universe.
“For us at Rattansi Foundation, caring for needy students and helping them to achieve their dreams is our life time happiness. We do not give because we have excess but our foundation’s acts of charity are founded on the promise that moral sensibility is a sense of duty,” she said. “We believe that, the little seed we are planting in the form of bursary would go a long way in transforming individuals, their families and the whole society.”
The cheques were issued on October 24, 2019 at the University of Nairobi Council Chambers.
University of Nairobi, ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche took the opportunity to thank Dr. Rattansi who is also the Chancellor of the University, for the support the Foundation has accorded many students over the years. Prof. Mbeche noted that the scholarship fund has helped many bright and needy students to pursue their university education at various universities across the country. The beneficiaries are now serving the society in various sectors within the country and abroad.
Present at the event was Prof. Stephen Kiama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Human, Resource and Administration and representatives from various universities.