As the hunt for a Chief Executive for Kenya’s newest Academy continues, the M-PESA Foundation Academy today announces the start of its formal applications process for bright, talented but economically disadvantaged students.
The Academy, which had its foundation stone laying in May 2015, has put out applications across all 47 counties seeking applicants in their final year of primary school.
With 94 students expected to join the inaugural class starting in January 2016, the applications process commences as construction of the facility continues at the Thika campus.
Evaluators will be looking for strong academic performance, leadership potential, financial need, responsible citizenship traits, participation in extra-curricular activities, critical thinking and problem solving as well as an entrepreneurial spirit to identify successful candidates for the school.
Two successful candidates from each of the 47 counties will be selected to go through their KCSE based secondary education at no cost.
“We want to provide a world-class educational experience to gifted but economically disadvantaged children from all counties of Kenya. These students will have the opportunity to get inspirational learning that leans heavily on entrepreneurial leadership and draws on advanced technologies,” said Michael Joseph, M-PESA Foundation Chairman.
As a state of the art, mixed boarding high school, the M-PESA Foundation Academy will innovatively deliver the KCSE curriculum to students in a world-class educational facility.
The facility will boast first class sports, arts and music facilities, in addition to academic facilities, will include an indoor sports hall, a sports field, running track, swimming pools, squash courts, a music centre and a 500 seat auditorium.
Applications are available at all County Education Offices, all Safaricom Retail Centres and at select schools country-wide.
Application forms are also available online here.
About M-Pesa Foundation
The M-Pesa Foundation was duly registered as a Charitable Trust in March 2010 The M-Pesa Foundation invests in large scale and long term sustainable projects that have maximum impact on Kenyans in the areas of education, health and environment. Michael Joseph is the Chairman of the M-Pesa Foundation.