First Lady to sponsor 100 needy students
Her Excellency the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will sponsor 100 needy students to pursue Enrolled Community Health Nursing program at KMTC. This was announced during a stakeholders meeting held at State House Nairobi on 3 rd December, 2019. The invited Beyond Zero key stakeholders had joined the First Lady in celebrating the International Day of People with Disabilities, an event that saw the Beyond Zero Half-Marathon 2020 launched.
The Students to be sponsored will be drawn for Arid, Semi-Arid, other Vulnerable and Marginalized groups in the country.
This cadre is expected to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children in the hard to reach areas in line with the Beyond Zero initiative. They are expected to improve maternal and child health indicators in their communities.
Since 2016, the Ministry of Health, Beyond Zero and World Bank have sponsored 1,200 students from the hard to reach areas to pursue Enrolled Community Nursing program at KMTC. The is a continuation of the support to develop human resource for health who will serve in their communities upon graduation.