Kenya Medical Students set to get more education funding from LEAP
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Students are set to benefit from increased education funding thanks to a continued collaboration between the College and Lending for Education in Africa Partnership (LEAP).
This was announced when the KMTC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch hosted LEAP Director Ms. Gladys Mutisya at the KMTC headquarters, on November 9th, 2022, to explore opportunities to strengthen partnership between the two institutions.
“The College will continue seeking long lasting solutions to ensure none of the students from needy backgrounds are disadvantaged due to lack of College fees”, said Dr. Kelly. Adding “We thank LEAP for stepping in and bridging the gap to ensure students complete their training as scheduled,” said Dr. Kelly Oluoch said.
Speaking during the meeting, Ms. Mutisya said “KMTC is among the higher education institutions benefitting from the LEAP funding and we are keen to enhance our partnership”.
The College has been in collaboration with LEAP since August 2021, where so far, 48 students have benefitted with tuition and accommodation fee, as well as stipend. The College works closely with its Deans of Students to identify needy cases for consideration by LEAP.
LEAP is a non-profit initiative that provides affordable finance to youth from low- and middle-income backgrounds in East Africa pursuing higher education. Apart from financial support, LEAP with its consortium of partners prepares fellows for career readiness, financial literacy and linkages to the job market.
On October 26, 2022, the College in collaboration with HELB launched an education financing scheme for KMTC trainees aimed at assisting needy students access and complete training without disruption.
Among those present in the meeting were LEAP’s Programme Officer Ms. Marsha Kasili, KMTC’s Registrar Academic Affairs Dr. Lucy Waweru, Corporate Communications Manager Ms. Onsomu Marcellah, Ag. Deputy Registrar Student Affairs Ms. Grace Mwangi and Chief Accountant Mr. Peter Makini.